Putin’s Political Machine Defeats Its Purpose

Putin’s Political Machine Defeats Its Purpose

Fedor Krasheninnikov

Fedor Krasheninnikov

Fedor Krasheninnikov is a well-known Russian journalist and political analyst. He has been a contributing opinion writer with the business newspaper Vedomosti and the independent online publication Snob.ru. Krasheninnikov also serves as political commentator for the radio station Echo of Moscow. He has organised environmental and political campaigns in his native Yekarinburg. Krasheninnikov co-authored the book Cloud Democracy about the internet and networks that are transforming democracy (2012); his latest book is After Russia (2016), a dystopian narrative.
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BY FEDOR KRASHENINNIKOV Recently, within the space of just two weeks, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin replaced eleven regional heads. Most of the new men (they are all men) are younger and better educated than their predecessors. Most of them did…

Moscow Seeks to Pull the Plug on Cultural Liberalization

Moscow Seeks to Pull the Plug on Cultural Liberalization

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV Moscow was rattled this week by the arrest of Kirill Serebrennikov, an internationally renowned Russian theater and film director. Russia’s Investigative Committee, a semi-autonomous body that reports directly to the president of Russia, has charged Serebrennikov with…

Russia Is a Political Hazard Zone

Russia Is a Political Hazard Zone

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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV Russia has not seen a protest of this size since 2012 or earlier: on March 26, tens of thousands of people went out into the streets to show their indignation at government corruption. Some 1,500 were detained…

Russia and China: A Strange Case of Convergence

Russia and China: A Strange Case of Convergence

Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Associate Director, Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale University
Chris Miller is associate director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale and a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. His book The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR was published in 2016.
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BY CHRIS MILLER After every meeting between Chinese president Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin, the two sides issue warm statements and stress their growing cooperation. Especially since the war in Ukraine began in 2014, Russia has tacked ever…

Russia, the Catalyst of Change

Russia, the Catalyst of Change

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV Regardless of what one can prove in the complicated story of Russian hackers meddling in the institutions of the United States, there is still a story to tell about Russian influence on the West. It has little…

The Year Putin Won

The Year Putin Won

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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV The year 2016 felt like the third year since 2014 rather than, say, the 25th since the collapse of the Soviet Union. When peering into Russia’s future from a Russian vantage point, one has to mark the…

Corruption As a Tool, Corruption As a Crime

Corruption As a Tool, Corruption As a Crime

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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV Alexei Ulyukayev, the Russian minister of economics, was detained last week in the latest episode of a high-ranking official being apprehended on graft charges. The scale of President Vladimir Putin’s anticorruption drive is still a far cry…

Being Clever is Not a Crime

Being Clever is Not a Crime

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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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The so-called Panama Papers are unlikely to make a huge difference in today’s Russia. Reports based on the papers, a large trove of documents currently under scrutiny by journalists and public authorities throughout the world, are causing some controversy, but not a…

The Kremlin Cannot Afford to Stop Propping Up Its Constructed Reality

The Kremlin Cannot Afford to Stop Propping Up Its Constructed Reality

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Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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Artyom Chaika, the son of Russia’s Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, owns a conglomerate of assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Chaika Jr.’s business dealings involve fraud and rigged tenders. Chaika Sr.’s colleagues are implicated in joint business with gangsters.…