“All these years, all these disasters, he’s finally gone.”
The final words of Dr Who, after his encounter with Tony Blair… or rather, Harold Saxon.
Elected on a landslide, … Read the rest
Today’s presidential election in Russia is doomed to raise another confrontation between the government and political opposition. The Ru-net (slang for the ‘Russian’ language segment of the Internet) has been … Read the rest
The Russian democratic tradition goes back at least as far as December 1825 when a group of young Russian aristocrats, who became known as “the Decembrists,” unsuccessfully tried to end … Read the rest
A good measure of a nation’s present political culture is the way it regards its past. This is true if one considers social attitudes to historical events or the rhetoric … Read the rest
I’ve long been one of those Russia-watchers who is cautious, perhaps overly so, when it comes to criticism of Vladimir Putin. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m a … Read the rest