Onwards to the past. Ilya Shablinsky on the arrest of Sergei Udaltsov and the return to stagnation-era socialism  

16 January 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press The VIII Congress of the Socialist United Party of Germany, 1971. From left to right: Willy Stof, Leonid Brezhnev, Erich Honecker. Photo:…

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Their name is legion. Ilya Shablinsky on migrants being sent to the front—the law and common sense notwithstanding

6 January 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press One of the Russian state’s most urgent tasks is to fill the trenches along the long, very long front line. Even better—with…

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Soviet elections all over again. Ilya Shablinsky on how those who kept Ekaterina Duntsova out of the presidential election got scared

25 December 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press A few individuals from the Central Election Commission (TsIK), carrying out their superiors’ order, have eliminated the chief danger on our animal…

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How are we doing with eggs? Ilya Shablinsky on how Putin’s December ‘direct line’ will be remembered

15 December 2023 By Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press Truly, he was in top form. This time around he managed, to a greater extent than usual, to say essentially nothing. Or,…

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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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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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