Aleksandr Podrabinek: Extraordinary measures in civil life. What can Russian citizens expect in the near future?

21 September 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV If we don’t shut our eyes to reality and aren’t captivated by futile hopes, then the prognosis is quite nasty. Today’s mobilization…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Taiwan as precedent. Russia could be replaced by Ukraine on the UN Security Council, but there are nuances

13 September 2022 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV Recently, Thomas-Greenfield, the US permanent representative to the UN, stated that due to the invasion of Ukraine, Russia should be stripped of…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Gorbachev as a Litmus Test for Russian Liberalism

3 September 2022  by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV Mikhail Gorbachev’s death can be looked on as a chemically pure experiment for determining the current state of mind among Russian liberals.…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Seven of Putin’s Friends. On the Dictatorship’s Abettors

29 August 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda Putin has quite a few friends both in Russia and around the world. They include friends who are aware, who understand…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: A bitter pill in a sweet wrapper. The EU will achieve nothing by cancelling visas for Russians

22 August 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV The 21st century has shown two ways of capitulating to a strong and insidious enemy: one, the old way, is to bow…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Subtleties of Propaganda

18 August.2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV Today's Russian state propaganda is in some sense more sophisticated than Soviet propaganda. Previously, propaganda inside the country was crude and clumsy, hitting…

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Kiev and Taipei. Aleksandr Podrabinek on the dangers of tolerating authoritarianism

10 August 2022 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda Сommunist China is conducting military exercises near Taiwan, rehearsing an attack on the island. In a similar way last autumn the…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The Tradition of Special Operations

30 July 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV Eighty-five years ago, on 30 July 1937, the People's Commissar for Internal Affairs of the USSR, Nikolai Yezhov, signed Operational Order No.…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on the making of bad laws: ‘The ineradicable USSR’

19 July 2022 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda This month in one week, in three republics that were once part of the USSR, three people were convicted for expression…

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