Ilya Matveev is a researcher and lecturer based in St Petersburg, Russia. He is a founding editor of the online publication Openleft.ru and a member of the research group Public Sociology Laboratory.
Published in: oDR: FeatureRussia and China are moving closer together. Is this a new world order?
Now that Putin and his generals have threatened Russia’s economic power by invading Ukraine, they have one place...
Published in: oDR: OpinionMany Russians don’t want this war. The Left must unite to oppose it
Putin’s aggression has failed to galvanise support at home. Those around the world must reject his actions, argue...
Published in: oDR: OpinionThe game's afoot: scenarios of power transition in Russia
The transition in Russia has begun. What will it look like?
While everyone’s watching the football, the Russian government is raising the retirement age
This move signals the end of the Russian federal state’s social commitments. RU
The big game: Ulyukaev, Sechin and Russia's neopatrimonial privatisation
The arrest of a federal minister shows that, in Russia, the government and the country’s largest state company are...
From “structural reforms” of the 2000s to austerity policies today, neoliberalism has been and remains an organic...