Russia Update: Liberal Opposition Loses in Kostroma

September 15, 2015

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. Special features: – ‘I Was on Active Duty’: Interview with Captured GRU Officer Aleksandrov – Meet The Russian Fighters Building A Base Between Mariupol And Donetsk […]

Russia Update: Opposition Journalist Kara-Murza, Jr Remains in Serious Condition

June 1, 2015

The condition of Vladimir Kara-Murza, Jr., the opposition journalist and coordinator for Open Russia, founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, remains serious but stable condition in Pirogova City Hospital No. 1, the chief physician said. Friends and colleagues are concerned he could have been poisoned. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following […]

Alexei Navalny Ready to Lead the Popular Alliance Party

September 19, 2013

Alexei Navalny has announced his readiness to head the Popular Alliance party created at the initiative of his supporters. As a source in the party leadership told Kommersant, the “formal appearance” of Navalny in the post of leader increases the chances of Popular Alliance to register at the Ministry of Justice, which has twice rejected […]

Even Hospitals Contribute to United Russia

June 4, 2013

[According to the Central Election Commission data for 2012, the ruling United Russia party is the Russia’s wealthiest political party: its earnings amounted to 3.9 billion roubles ($122 million), most of which were received from the state budget. The emptiest coffers were those of RPR-PARNAS, that will have to finance its election campaign not from […]