Dmitry Travin is Research Director at the European University in St. Petersburg's Centre of Modernization Studies.
The three ages of Putinism
Two years ago, on 4 March 2012, Russians went to the polls to elect a new president, and returned Vladimir Putin for...
Rich cities and dying company towns
Russia’s unemployment figures look low, but they are rising, and there is a great gulf between the prosperous centre...
Putin’s political triumph - but economic impasse
Global attention is focused on Russia’s hosting of the Winter Olympics, a PR coup for President Putin. But all is...
Discontent may soon be the norm across all sections of Russian society. But it's unlikely to benefit the opposition...
Whatever happened to Russia’s economic miracle?
The first eight years of the last decade were incredibly successful for Russia’s economy, but the crisis of 2008 hit...
Russian economy: in a worse state than it seems?
Dmitry Travin introduces a new week-long series on openDemocracy Russia