‘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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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 on reading Jacques Rancière: The Meeting Place Needs To Be Changed

30 January 2024 Getting ready for the 15-17 March elections reading Jacques Rancière’s Disagreement* and contemplating what 'the people' means. By Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta What not that long…

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Fascism and Democracy. Reflections on ‘The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich’ by William Shirer, and ‘Fascists’ and ‘The Dark Side of Democracy’ by Michael Mann

9 January 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya Gazeta The book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: a History of Nazi Germany was written by William Shirer, a…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: It’s Not the King Who’s Naked, or The Downfall of the ‘Gods’. Nastya Ivleeva’s party as the moral event of 2023.

27 December 2023 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta  It’s no accident. Before the “almost-naked party” scandal of 21 December at the Mutabor club, there was something missing in the…

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Leonid Niktinsky: Chuichenko and the gay community – on the tragic and comical nature of the suit filed by the Ministry of Justice with the Supreme Court

18 November 2023 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta The initiative of the Ministry of Justice, which filed an administrative suit with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Fruit of the ‘poisoned tree’. On the trials of Navalny’s lawyers

14 October 2023  by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta From the point of view of ‘legal positivism’, the prospects for Navalny's arrested lawyers, alas, do not look very good at…

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