Tag: civil society in Russia

Russia Update: Ekho Moskvy Faces Loss of Economic Independence

July 23, 2015

The MacArthur Foundation announced it is leaving Russia after being included in the government’s “undesirable organizations” list. It is the last of US philanthropies to leave in a decade as Putin’s crackdown on civil society worsens. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian […]

Russia Needs a Civil Society But Not a Liberal One, Rostov Analysts Argue

April 21, 2015

Staunton, April 21 – The West and Russia’s liberal intelligentsia equate civil society with the liberal opposition, but this is a serious error, two Russian analysts say. Instead, civil society need not be an opponent of the authorities but “yet another ‘branch of power’” that can take on itself things that “other branches for one […]