Tag: Gennady Gudkov

Russian Nomenklatura 5 Times Larger, More Privileged, More Dangerous than Soviet Predecessor

October 24, 2015

Staunton, October 22 – Over the last 15 years, Russia has been “transformed into a country of one leader, one party, and a state without law but with poor health care, education, and environment,” a system which can best be described as “nomenklatura authoritarianism,” according to Gennady Gudkov. And because the nomenklatura is interested in […]

Skyrocketing Unemployment Among Young Russians Sparking Anger About Injustice

September 1, 2015

Staunton, August 29 – The three most important news items last week, two URA.ru journalists say, is that unemployment among Russians aged 15 to 24 years has risen 500 percent this year, that one in every three of them is ready to leave the country, and that ever more of them are animated by a […]

Russia This Week: All the Strange Things Going on in Moscow

March 14, 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. Last issue: Remembering Boris Nemtsov, Insider and Outsider (1959-2015) This Week’s Top Stories: – Kremlin Publishes New Picture of Putin Amid […]

Gennady Gudkov on Bolotnaya Square

May 8, 2013

Dear Friends! I asked my colleagues to give the opportunity to speak, and for the first time in my life — I’ve never read from a paper — I wrote down my speech, because I want to say some things that are extremely important for our movement. First, I want to say the flower of […]