Navalny and Next

Guests: Ilya Budraitskis, Svetlana Erpyleva, and Greg Yudin on Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition, and the prospects of political pluralism in Russian society.

Human Rights

The Let’s Pretend Game

This week’s Russia! Magazine column, “The Magnitsky Minstrelsy“: The passage of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 last December sent US-Russia

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A Worker’s Struggle

This translation is originally published on N+1 Magazine In August 2012, the magazine Russian Reporter published a long, detailed article on Valentin Urusov, a diamond

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More on Kyrgyzstan

I haven’t done an update on Kyrgyzstan in several days.  While things seemed to have calmed in the southern part of the country, tensions are

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The Kirov Law at 75

Yesterday, December 1, was 75 years since the assassination of Sergei Kirov, the first secretary of the Leningrad Party Organization, and Stalin ally.  It was

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Memorial Vindicated, Again

When the St. Petersburg office of Memorial was raided in December last year, the international media was aghast.  Article after article saw the confiscation of

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