The Macedonia Question

Posted on June 8, 2017

A series of leaked documents have exposed attempts by the Russian security services to interfere in the internal politics of Macedonia in order to block its ascension to NATO.  In light of growing ethnic tensions in the Balkans, the Kremlin …

Justice for the Chechen Hundreds

Posted on June 6, 2017

A recent investigation by Russian independent newspaper “Novaya Gazeta” revealed staggering oppression of sexual minorities in Chechnya.  Chechen authorities have denied the accusations and have demanded that the Russian newspaper apologise.  Politicians, journalists and activists have been calling on Russia …

Support for Putin is Apathy, not Enthusiasm

Posted on May 30, 2017

For years now the world has been faced with varying interpretations of Vladimir Putin’s support base.  In the diplomatic aftermath of the annexation of Crimea and as living standards steadily decline, it strikes many as a mystery that the Russian …

Vladimir Pastukhov: “It’s the Putin regime that will spark a revolution”

Posted on May 26, 2017

In an interview with Open Russia Vladimir Pastukhov, political scientist and honorary senior research associate at University College London, discusses the current state of Russian society, Vladimir Putin’s political perspectives, the possibilities of the government making catastrophic mistakes, and the …

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