Published in: oDR: OpinionFor Vladimir Putin, Russia’s future is North Korea-lite
The occupied Luhansk and Donetsk regions offer the president a template of brute, military-style governance
Published in: oDR: AnalysisMikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev: A very Russian contradiction
Missing from most Western accounts is how Gorbachev’s thinking was both socialist and liberal
Published in: oDR: AnalysisWhat do ordinary Russians think about the invasion of Ukraine?
People don’t necessarily support Putin, but many I’ve spoken to are retreating into forms of denial