Grigory Ioffe
29 Aug 2019
No elite consensus about the pantheon of heroes and other aspects of national identity has ever existed in Belarus. From the very dawn of the national movement in the late 1800s, two national...
Gleb Cherkasov
21 Aug 2019
The entire political desk of the Kommersant publishing house, including myself (deputy chief editor) and special correspondent Anna Pushkarskaya, announced that we had submitted our resignations....
Sergiy Kudelia
08 Aug 2019
The Parliamentary election in Ukraine brought resounding victory to the Servant of the People (SoP) party put together around the newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky. Serhiy Kudelia analyzes...
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...

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