Conflicting Views: How the Russian Public Perceives Relations with America

Conflicting Views: How the Russian Public Perceives Relations with America

Stepan Goncharov

Stepan Goncharov

Sociologist at Levada-Center
Stephan Gocharov is a sociologist with the Levada Center and a political scientist. He holds a specialist degree in political science.
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BY STEPAN GONCHAROV This piece originally appeared in Intersection and has been lightly edited here for style. A new survey shows how Russians might be open to changing their views about America. There is a growing willingness to cooperate but…

Allegations of Collaboration with Secret Police Fail to Tarnish the Russian Church’s Charisma

Allegations of Collaboration with Secret Police Fail to Tarnish the Russian Church’s Charisma

Xenia Luchenko

Xenia Luchenko

Assistant Professor at Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Xenia Luchenko is a journalist and author; assistant professor at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
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  BY KSENIA LUCHENKO It was to a resounding silence that the news broke last December that today’s Russian Church’s organization was essentially formed under the watchful eye of the NKGB, a precursor to the KGB. The 1945 Local Council…

Russian Meddling Is a Meme

Russian Meddling Is a Meme

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Maxim Trudolyubov

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 Recently I had a lot of fun watching a short-film-length campaign video from Colombia that tells an elaborate story of some vodka-drinking foul-mouthed Russian spies trying to understand Colombian politics. The country holds presidential elections this coming…

Why the Kremlin Loves Foreign News

Why the Kremlin Loves Foreign News

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Maxim Trudolyubov

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 foreign policy agenda is again dominating Russia’s airways. There was a period during this past summer when the Kremlin seemed to have started redirecting its media policies toward covering domestic issues. But somehow that did not…

News Inside the Bubble

News Inside the Bubble

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Maxim Trudolyubov

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 Most Russians live in an information universe that is utterly peculiar and starkly different from most others. Russia’s state-run television commands immense power over Russian minds and most Russians apparently like it. Television would not be that…

Moscow Seeks to Pull the Plug on Cultural Liberalization

Moscow Seeks to Pull the Plug on Cultural Liberalization

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Maxim Trudolyubov

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…

Зачем Навальному безнадежные выборы?

Зачем Навальному безнадежные выборы?

Sergey Parkhomenko

Sergey Parkhomenko

Sergey Parkhomenko is Russian journalist, publisher, and editorialist, founder of several projects aimed at developing civic activism and promoting liberal values in Russia. Former political reporter, commentator andat popular daily newspapers; founder and first editor-in-chief (1995-2001) of 'Itogi', Russia's first current affairs weekly, published in cooperation with Newsweek; editor-in-chiefof several publishing houses producing translated fiction andnon-fiction literature; editor-in-chief of 'Vokrug Sveta', Russia's oldestmonthly magazine. Since August 2003 Parkhomenko has been presenting 'Sut' Sobytyi' ('Crux of the Matter') on Radio Echo of Moscow, a weekly programme making sense of the events of the past week. Parkhomenko was instrumental in organizing mass rallies in Moscow in Winter 2011 – Spring 2012. He organized the 'Vse v sud!' ('Go to court!') a civic campaign helping people to file lawsuits against widespread election rigging. One of the founders of 'Dissernet' ('DissertationWeb'),a network community dedicated to exposure of dissertation plagiarism, and “Posledny Adres” ("Last Address") civil campaign helping people to create a collective memorial dedicated to the victims of political repression in the Soviet Union and Russia.
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СЕРГЕЙ ПАРХОМЕНКО Read in English В начале июля в российской прессе появились сообщения о том, что на предстоящих президентских выборах 2018 года Владимир Путин будет участвовать в качестве «независимого кандидата». Для этого он намерен выдвинуть свою собственную кандидатуру как будто…

What Is the Point of Navalny’s “Pointless” Election?

What Is the Point of Navalny’s “Pointless” Election?

Sergey Parkhomenko

Sergey Parkhomenko

Sergey Parkhomenko is Russian journalist, publisher, and editorialist, founder of several projects aimed at developing civic activism and promoting liberal values in Russia. Former political reporter, commentator andat popular daily newspapers; founder and first editor-in-chief (1995-2001) of 'Itogi', Russia's first current affairs weekly, published in cooperation with Newsweek; editor-in-chiefof several publishing houses producing translated fiction andnon-fiction literature; editor-in-chief of 'Vokrug Sveta', Russia's oldestmonthly magazine. Since August 2003 Parkhomenko has been presenting 'Sut' Sobytyi' ('Crux of the Matter') on Radio Echo of Moscow, a weekly programme making sense of the events of the past week. Parkhomenko was instrumental in organizing mass rallies in Moscow in Winter 2011 – Spring 2012. He organized the 'Vse v sud!' ('Go to court!') a civic campaign helping people to file lawsuits against widespread election rigging. One of the founders of 'Dissernet' ('DissertationWeb'),a network community dedicated to exposure of dissertation plagiarism, and “Posledny Adres” ("Last Address") civil campaign helping people to create a collective memorial dedicated to the victims of political repression in the Soviet Union and Russia.
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BY SERGEY PARKHOMENKO Читать по-русски In early July, Russian media reported Vladimir Putin’s decision to run as an independent candidate in the 2018 presidential election. To do this, it seems, he plans to propose his own candidacy on general grounds,…

Regulating Faiths: Make Your Preaching Legal

Regulating Faiths: Make Your Preaching Legal

Roman Lunkin

Roman Lunkin

Senior Researcher at Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Roman Lunkin, head of the Center for Religious Studies in the Institute of Europe (Russian Academy of Sciences), member of Russian team of Keston Institute (Oxford, UK) project “Encyclopedia of religious life in Russia Today”, editor-in-chief of the web-portal “Religion and Law” (www.sclj.ru), Public policy scholar in Woodrow Wilson Center and Kennan Institute (2011), The Galina Starovoitova Fellowship scholar of Kennan Institute (2017).
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BY ROMAN LUNKIN Just ten years ago it would have been hard to imagine that the crackdown on civic activism in Russia would target religious communities, not just NGOs. And yet it is happening. The Russian state persecutes Baptists, Pentecostals,…

What’s in a Name? The Kremlin’s Political Strategy, That’s What

What’s in a Name? The Kremlin’s Political Strategy, That’s What

Alice Underwood

Alice Underwood

Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University
Alice is a Title VIII Scholar at the Kennan Institute, where her research consists of exploring Russian concepts of morality as constructed by political discourse and enforced by legislation. As a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University in the Department of Comparative Literature, Alice writes about Soviet and Russian citizenship through such frameworks as the iconography of leadership, the mythos of the New Soviet Man, constitutional law, and deviant artworks responding to imposed civil and physical ways of being. Her approach encompasses political science, history, and anthropology as well as literary analysis. Alice holds an A.B. from Harvard University, where she graduated with a degree in Slavic Literatures and Cultures and a secondary field in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
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BY ALICE E. M. UNDERWOOD Parents who think names like Princess Daniella, Tsar, and BOCH rVF 260602 have a nice ring to them are out of luck. A new law prohibits giving children names that include numbers, combinations of numbers…