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The Nature of Dissent
October 24, 2012

The Nature of Dissent

By Paul E. Richardson

How should we understand current political dissent in Russia? Russian Life publisher Paul Richardson met with long-time Soviet/Russian political dissident Alexander Skobov to get his views on what is going on in Russia and where things are headed.

The White Ring
March 01, 2012

The White Ring

By Tamara Eidelman

Last Sunday morning I was ashamed of my children. We had sort of planned that we would all go together to take part in the Garden Ring demonstration, but one-by-one they deserted me...

Becoming Observers
February 26, 2012

Becoming Observers

By Tamara Eidelman

I have slept very little the past two weeks, and I have done very little to prepare for my classes. My students have tired of asking when I will correct their papers, and piles of their notebooks are gradually filling up my room. There is nothing to eat in the house; I have no had any time to get to the store. I am completely overcome by my work in “Citizen Observer"...

Poor Chulpan
February 21, 2012

Poor Chulpan

By Tamara Eidelman

Putin is doing everything in his power to guarantee his victory in the first round. Everyone everywhere is mumbling “stability, stability, this is what Putin has given us.”

Putin's Counterattack
February 05, 2012

Putin's Counterattack

By Tamara Eidelman

It seems like those in power are starting to get very worried, and therefore have gone over onto the counterattack. All across the country, they are herding people to pro-Putin rallies, handing out stenciled posters, then declaring what huge support he has.

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