A Word to the Boys. Ilya Shablinsky on what Putin’s next nomination as president will bring Russia [Spektr.press]

11 December 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press  He has finally confessed. He has given us his so-called news. He's up for re-election again. Most likely, Putin will try to…

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Hero of our Time of Troubles. Ilya Shablinsky on why Putin needed a “new ideology”

8 December 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press  Recently, Investigative Committee Chair Aleksandr Bastrykin declared—not for the first time—the necessity of formulating a state ideology for Russia and codifying it…

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Stealing the rainbow. Ilya Shablinsky — on the how Russia’s battle against the “international LGBT movement” resembles death throes

1 December 2023 By Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press Spitting on sexual minorities is a much-loved entertainment of dictators. It is a relatively inexpensive means of gaining popularity with certain groups…

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The fervent ‘akyns’ of war. Ilya Shablinksky – on the role Z-writers and musicians play in Russian propaganda

21 November 2023 By Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press Moscow prosecutors are currently scrutinizing one of the interviews, posted by journalist Yury Dud, for evidence of the crime envisaged under Article…

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Standstill or stalemate. Ilya Shablinsky on an article by and interview with Valery Zaluzhny, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

8 November 2023 By Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.Press British magazine The Economist published an article by Valery Zaluzhny, the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army, and interviewed him a short while…

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Peace, Labour, Hamas. Ilya Shablinsky on where Russia’s friendship with terrorists leads [Spektr.Press]

1 November 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.Press As a new phase of the war against Hamas unfolds in Israel, political dividends are being reaped elsewhere. Turkey's president recently addressed…

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Two very different things. Ilya Shablinsky – on how treason is regarded in Israel and in Russia 

24 October 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.Press The war in Israel has entered a new stage. And the question of the accountability of the forces that were responsible for…

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Crushing the defence: Ilya Shablinsky on how the jailing of Aleksei Navalny’s lawyers can be likened to the repressions under Stalin and the Third Reich

19 October 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: spektr.press  This is something we truly haven't witnessed since the early days of the Soviet Union. Three lawyers - who were defending a…

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It’s the same old story from Putin. Ilya Shablinsky on the latest round of nuclear blackmail from Russia

12 October 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky  Source: Spektr.press   I don’t know how you can bear an hour of such drivel, sitting in that hall. This may well not apply to…

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