Moscow is solving its waste problem – by sending it to Russia's regions
Waste disposal has become a political problem for Russia’s capital, and the authorities are now looking to transfer it to the regions. RU
As Russia’s presidential election approaches, apathy is running high
On 18 March, Russians go to the polls to elect a new president (or rather, re-elect the old one). But there’s little enthusiasm around. RU
What would happen to Russia’s elections if the regional authorities stopped controlling them?
Russia's northern republic of Komi used to be known for its consistently high turnout on election day. But after a corruption investigation felled the region’s leadership, the future of managed elections is unclear here. RU
Don’t count on “administrative resources” this Russian presidential election
Public sector workers usually vote how they’re told in Russia’s highly-managed elections. A message from the northern Komi republic hints at changes under the radar.