The Boring Test. Valery Panyushkin on the criteria for an effective politician

2 March 2024 By Valery Panyushkin Source: Spektr.press When addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg and speaking on how progressives can defeat Putin and end the war, Yulia Navalnaya used…

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A masterpiece of anachronism. Valery Panyushkin on the banned books list [Spektr.press]

25 February 2024 by Valery Panyushkin Source: Spektr.press  Had anyone told Netochka Nezvanova that she was a lesbian or Plato that he was gay, they would each have been very…

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‘Even a Pillar is not Eternal.’ Leonid Nikitinsky on the death of Russian Supreme Court Chairman V.M. Lebedev

24 February 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta What the consequences might be of the demise of Russian Supreme Court Chairman V.M. Lebedev Official portrait of V.M. Lebedev. Source:…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: If God wants to punish a country, he sends its oppositionists into emigration.

17 February 2024 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Facebook Today I watched Radio Svoboda’s “Margins of the Week” with Mumin Shakirov, about the fate of Aleksei Navalny. I only lasted through…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Aleksei Navalny gave his life for everyone

17 February 2024 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Facebook I can’t shake the thought that Aleksei Navalny gave his life for everyone. Well, maybe not everyone, but the huge majority of…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: The decree on runaway serfs. On the new law on confiscation of property from Russians the Duma deems insufficiently patriotic

31 January 2024 by Leonid Niktinsky Source: Novaya gazeta "The law on Scoundrels" — that's what State Duma deputies called the bill in parliamentary debates, a bill just passed in…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Who’s in Charge Here? This question has been answered in the Kagarlitsky case by a military appellate court in the closed settlement of Vlasikha.

13 February 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta Changing the punishment for political scientist Boris Kagarlitsky* from a fine of 609,000 rubles to five years’ incarceration does not formally…

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