Anna Arutunyan is a Russian-American journalist and the author of The Putin Mystique. A former fellow at the Kennan Institute in Washington, she currently lives and writes in Moscow.
Who will make Russia “great again”?
Russia’s legal-rational establishment has yet to emerge. But the rise of Alexei Navalny demonstrates that when it...
Russia's politics of paranoia
Russian society tries to keep its nerve. The Kremlin thrives on it, the papers amplify it—but nobody can quite...
The real ‘Leviathan’
In the town where the Oscar-nominated Leviathan was shot, locals are ambivalent about the film that purports to...
From our own correspondent in Moscow
There have been protests in the capital. Could Moscow really go the way of Kyiv – bring down the president and...
Putin's new foreign policy rulebook
Putin’s speech to the Valdai Club on 24 October shows he no longer believes in the old international rules.
When peace means war
Moscow's peace march was a demonstration against war, and a declaration of a tacit middle-class war with the Kremlin.