While 2017 has hardly hit the middle of the year mark, Russia has already witnessed two major waves of popular unrest sweeping over the country – something not seen since 2012 when nearly 100,000 people […]
In a country where almost everything is owned and managed by the Government which in turn is essentially run by the office of the President, the outcome of the next Presidential campaign is going to be both about survival and maintenance of the status quo. […]
Russia has recently suspended a cooperative mechanism through which Russia and the United States were engaged in eliminating portions of the two countries’ weapons-grade plutonium stockpiles. On October 3, a presidential decree from Russian President […]
Despite predictable results, the Russian Duma elections nevertheless brought a few surprises – one of which was that the election had record low voter turnouts and a bigger than expected victory for the ruling party.
Given the relative weakness of the “opposition” political parties, no matter how the popular vote is eventually split on election day among these parties, the overall election results will be in favor of the current establishment, with United Russia party still dominating the election defying all possible political alignments among the opposition. […]