Category: Russia

Sergei Kovalev, Soviet dissident & Putin adversary, dies at 91

     

Sergei Kovalev, a leading Russian dissident and human rights activist who fought for the victims of oppression in Soviet times and opposed Moscow’s war against Chechen separatists in the 1990s,… Read more »

‘Brittle façade’ of Putin’s Russia limits authoritarian contagion?

     

Democracies have been bent out of shape by rising populism but autocrats are more likely to crack under pressure, as the brittle façade of Vladimir Putin’s Russia demonstrates, analyst Philip… Read more »

Can Putin’s ‘Weak Strongman’ manage civil society in a ‘Russia Resurrected’?

     

What is the danger to an autocratic regime if it loses control over civil society? In the latest confirmation of the Russian authorities’ disregard for a vibrant and independent civil… Read more »

Navalny’s ‘guerrilla political warfare’ boxes Putin in Catch-22

     

Experts say the weekend protests in Russia, mainly in support of arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny but also attracting members of the public angry at corruption and injustices in Russia,… Read more »