Category Archives: democracy

The Whole Putin-Trump Thing

I have been trying to write this post for two weeks now, but the issue seems to morph and expand on a daily basis. I did not want to write a ‘hot take’ that characterizes the majority of campaign coverage … Continue reading

Posted in Clinton, Cold War, democracy, elections, foreign policy, nato, neoconservatism, nuclear holocaust, Obama, President Obama, Putin, russia, u.s.-russia relations, War

What’s Wrong with Russia? – Intro

A lot of ink is spilled over this question in Western – especially American and British – media outlets and think tanks.  The meme is so pervasive that it is nearly impossible to discuss Russia without at least one reference … Continue reading

Posted in Business and Economy, Cold War, crisis, democracy, Economic development, economics, elections, foreign investment, media, oil, rankings, reform, rule of law, russia, Russian economy | 3 Comments

Kudymkar Deputies Challenge United Russia in Court

Though everyone is focused on the protests at Pushkin Square, there has been an even more interesting development out of Kudymkar, Perm (pop. 30,000).  The United Russia majority bloc of deputies had planned electoral reforms, which would have ended the … Continue reading

Posted in democracy, parties, political parties, politicians, power vertical, regions, Right Cause, United Russia

Great Russia Strikes Back!

Kommersant et al reported yesterday that Dmitry Rogozin (fmr. Rodina leader) suffered a setback when the Federal Registration Service refused to register his new nationalist party, ‘Great Russia‘. Though a lot of false accusations are thrown around about the FRS … Continue reading

Posted in democracy, duma, elections, rogozin

Great Russia Strikes Back!

Kommersant et al reported yesterday that Dmitry Rogozin (fmr. Rodina leader) suffered a setback when the Federal Registration Service refused to register his new nationalist party, ‘Great Russia‘. Though a lot of false accusations are thrown around about the FRS … Continue reading

Posted in democracy, duma, elections, rogozin