Tag: Boris Akunin

Russia Update: Ruble Recovers from ‘Financial Maidan’ Before Putin’s Speech

December 18, 2014

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here, and see also our Russia This Week story The Kremlin’s Policy-Making on Ukraine is ‘A Mess’ and special features ‘Managed Spring’: How Moscow Parted Easily with […]

Putin’s Rule Will End by a Palace Coup or a Social Explosion, Akunin Says

June 24, 2014

Staunton, June 23 – Because Vladimir Putin has blocked Russia’s evolution toward democracy, the Kremlin leader and with him Russia as a whole has lost the chance for a peaceful and orderly succession, Boris Akunin says. Instead, the Putin era “will in any case end badly,” either via “a palace coup or a social explosion” […]

Komsomolskaya Pravda’s Re-write

May 21, 2013

[Uliana Skoybeda is a longtime commentator for Komosomolskaya Pravda known for making outlandish arguments, such as being opposed to black soccer players on Russian teams. A recent Skoybeda column, the subtitle of which lamented that Nazis didn’t make “lamp shades” of the ancestors of today’s Russian liberals and blaming them for revisionist views on Russia’s role […]

Boris Akunin at Bolotnaya Square

May 7, 2013

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the anti-Putin Bolotnaya Square protests, which have led to numerous arrests and indictments of Russian opposition figure. The theme of this year’s demonstration was solidarity with these political prisoners. Below is a speech delivered by the Russian novelist Boris Akunin. –Ed.   Greetings. If the court trials that have […]