What does it take to succeed in Russia? Wits, talent, and wiliness – or so claims Joshua Yaffah, the author of Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia. [...]
Louis Train reviews Pravda Ha Ha by Rory MacLean: "an interesting travelogue and a badly under-researched political text".
Eva Modebadze on the present and future prospects of Russia-China partnership.
– Russia was handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency on December 9th. Russia’s participation at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and the 2022 FIFA World [...]
On 29 March 2019, Grozny hosted the last panels of the “Islam – Message of Mercy and Peace” conference, organised by the World Muslim League. The event brought in delegations and representatives [...]
🇷🇺 Russia Monthly Digest: Communists Clash on May Day Holiday, and President Putin Slips up in Sochi
– May Day, a popular holiday celebrated around the world on May 1st, saw protests and clashes with police across Europe, notably trade-unionist and anti-capitalist groups. In Russia, over [...]
“Once upon a time there was a little boy. He lived in the most unjust country in the world. Which was ruled by creatures who by all human accounts should be considered degenerates. Which [...]
🇷🇺 Russia Monthly Digest: a new Internet law forbids disrespect, a potential nuclear arms crisis and Russia rounds up undercover agents
– On March 4th, Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov warned that arms control was “in crisis” and claimed that “some politicians and generals in Washington” were beginning to think [...]