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About Dmitry Lebedev

Dmitry Lebedev is a freelance journalist from Moscow. He holds a Master’s research degree in political philosophy from Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

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Rosemary Bechler is a mainsite editor of openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Alexey Navalny’s election boycott reveals the symbolic matrix of Russian politics

Boycotting the Russian presidential elections is the logical extension of the opposition politician’s radical street politics. RU

Digital sovereignty à la russe

Russia’s digital security doctrine is isolationist and authoritarian. It not only trumps the ​​development of the country, but blocks it. RU

Our city, our space: Ekaterinburg residents come out against plans to construct a new church

In Ekaterinburg, city residents are speaking out against proposals to construct a new church in the centre of the city — proposals entirely out of sync with their interests. RU

Kicking habits, kicking back

In Russia, a punitive Soviet approach to drug users is still in place. But a new generation of activists is ready to challenge it. Русский

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