Commentaryby Sergey Sukhankin
Moscow’s handling of Kaliningrad in recent years makes it no surprise World Cup fans are set to venture in from Poland for matches only rather than stay there.
Commentaryby Andreas Umland
Commentaryby Valentin Torba
Easing the EU’s Eastern Partnership fatigue (Commentary)
Jana Kobzova - 16 November 2017
The EU is right to demand reforms from its Eastern Partners – but its own expectations need to adjust to the region’s realities
Hybrid diss: What Oxxxymiron’s rap battle tells us about Russia-US relations (Commentary)
Anna Arutunyan - 02 November 2017
Insecurity sits at the heart of what has been termed Russia’s “assault” on Western democracies.
Make laws not war: Ukrainian president and parliament push for peace resolution in Donbas (Commentary)
Olexiy Haran and Petro Burkovskiy - 23 October 2017
New laws to strengthen Ukraine's control over Donbas and pave the way for conflict resolution.
Kremlin narratives on Crimea resurface in German election debate (Commentary)
Andreas Umland - 19 September 2017
For the future of Ukraine, what Germany thinks and does really matters.
Why Stalin’s popularity doesn’t have to be as terrifying as it seems (Commentary)
Anna Arutunyan - 29 June 2017
Stalin's increasing popularity in Russia is worrying, but its importance should not be exaggerated.
Tangled up in lucre (Commentary)
Anna Arutunyan - 12 June 2017
How the Russian authorities are weaponising ‘financial sloppiness’ to crack down on dissidents
Why Putin won’t get tough on Kadyrov (Commentary)
Anna Arutunyan - 25 April 2017
The persecution of gay people in Chechnya may point to a profound weakness in the Kremlin’s power in the republic.