Greg Yudin
30 Jul 2019
Under Russian President Vladimir Putin, plebiscitary techniques have played a key role in politics as a way to manufacture the image of democratic legitimacy. Far from being opposed to elections, the...
Maria Lipman & Alexey Miller
23 Jul 2019
In a Point & Counterpoint interview last year on historical politics, Russian historian Aleхey Miller discussed the clash of memory cultures and how they have evolved over the past 10-15 years,...
Vladimir Gel’man
26 Jun 2019
On a few recent occasions, the Kremlin has conceded to street protests and chose to respond to public demands rather than resort to hard repressions. Is this shift likely to last, or is it a mere...
Tomas Sniegon
14 Jun 2019
In the wake of the deterioration of relations between modern Russia and Poland, the Katyn memorial has become a scene for the contestation of historical memory. In order to play down the 1940...
Maria Lipman & Maxim Trudolyubov
29 May 2019
A Levada Center poll on the perception of Stalin taken in April has caused an emotionally charged public debate. Maria Lipman discusses the causes and substance of the controversy around the Levada...
David Szakonyi
13 May 2019
Banking has increasingly become nationalized in Russia, raising concerns that all private banks may be forced from the market within 10 or 15 years. In the short run, this consolidation enables the...
Ivan Kurilla
08 May 2019
May 9, the Victory Day over Nazi Germany, has long been the main national holiday, the principal day on which Russians turn to the past. In recent years, the Immortal Regiment, a march of people...
Samuel Greene and Graeme Robertson
03 May 2019
The co-construction of Russian authoritarianism, say Samuel Greene and Graeme Robertson in their new book, Putin v. the People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia, occurs in millions of homes...

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