Editorial

Is the Kremlin Losing Touch with Reality?

Posted on April 29, 2017

Over the last few months it has become increasingly clear that the Kremlin may have lost touch with changing realities and shifting public mood across Russia. A few facts stand to prove that notion. First, it seems that Aleksey Navalny’s …

“It’s all a load of kompot!”  

Posted on April 7, 2017

Dmitry Medvedev’s response to accusations of corruption didn’t quite go to plan. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev answered his critics on Tuesday dismissing the claims of corruption that have been levelled against him in recent weeks. Here’s what Mr. Medvedev …

Putin, Trump and the rise of the global right. A discussion

Posted on March 15, 2017

In the heart of London on the 17th of February 2017 the Open Russia Club held a debate on the origins of populist politics and their presence and significance today across the globe.  Over the course of nearly two hours, …

Search Underway at the Apartment of Open Russia’s Zoya Svetova

Posted on February 28, 2017

This morning a group of 10 investigators arrived at Zoya Svetova’s apartment to carry out a search in connection with the Yukos case. According to Svetova, who is a prominent journalist and human right activist currently working at Open Russia, …

War and Peace, Syrian-style

Posted on January 31, 2017

The Russian government apparently has no intention of leaving Syria… Sergei Orlov These two newspapers can be found lying side by side in your average Moscow supermarket. Both their front pages are about Syria. Penning an article in the Military-Industrial …

Nepotism rules

Posted on January 31, 2017

Gelendzhik marina will be built by the son of Chemezov, the wife of Manturov, the “daughter” of Rosneft, and the son of Timchenko… Anastasia Gorshkova As of late December 2016, Stanislav Chemezov, the eldest son of Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov, …

Karinna Moskalenko: we shall demand the implementation of the ECHR decision

Posted on January 30, 2017

Russia’s representative at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Deputy Justice Minister Georgy Matyushkin, has stated that Russia will appeal the ruling of the Strasbourg court that the Dima Yakovlev law discriminates against Americans wishing to adopt Russian children. …

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