‘The authorities have serious problems with the people living far from the capital.’ Political analyst Abbas Gallyamov – on protest moods in society and how discontent brews in various regions of Russia

Photo: Wikipedia 24 January 2024 By Andrei Presnyakov Source: Spektr.press On 15 January in the small Bashkir town of Baimak, a verdict was to be delivered to Fail Alsynov, an…

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A new stage of repression: Ekaterina Schulmann on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

18 July 2022 On July 15, a judge in Komsomolsk-on-Amur acquitted artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova after three years of legal proceedings. Tsvetkova was accused of “distributing pornography” after she published drawings of…

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Aleksandr Tsipko: ‘Russians are tired of empire.’ On why the Soviet Union disappeared

Photo: Institute of the Economy of the Russian Academy of Sciences 2 December 2021 by Aleksandr Tsipko Aleksandr Tsipko is a Russian social philosopher and poltical scientist and chief researcher…

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Georgy Satarov on the attack on Memorial: “A future which is beginning before our very eyes […] What we see here is fascism.”

15 October 2021 An extract from the programme 2021 broadcast on Ekho Moskvy on 15 October 2021. Presenters: Ksenia Larina and Vitaly Dimarsky Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]…

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