Tag: democracy in Russia

Russia This Week: After Putin’s Call-in Show, ‘Where is Reality?’

April 17, 2015

In Russia This Week, you will find links to the stories of Russia Update in the last week and to special features, plus an article following up on the news and trending topics below. Top Stories: –Volunteer Urals Fighters Return Home from ‘Lugansk People’s Republic’ –Residents of Chita Assemble to Protest Governor’s Inaction as Wildfire […]

Russia Cannot Become a Democracy in Its Current Borders, Walesa Says

April 9, 2015

Staunton, April 7 – Just as the notion of a liberal Soviet Union proved to be a contradiction in terms, so too the Russian Federation in its current borders cannot become a democracy, according to Lech Walesa. It must first disintegrate and then some parts of it might be able to come back together in […]

Russians Dissatisfied with Many Things But Not Inclined to Demand Change

February 3, 2015

Staunton, February 3 – Drawing on the findings of a Levada Center poll, the editors of Nezavisimaya Gazeta say that Russians are “dissatisfied with how they are treated medically and taught, they would like to live better and earn more, but these attitudes are not reflected in their voting in general elections.” Instead, the paper […]