Susan Richards is a founder of openDemocracy. She has produced a number of feature films and written a prize-winning book, 'Epics of Everyday Life', about the lives of ordinary Russians in the transition from communism. 'Lost & Found in Russia', 'Encounters in the Deep Heartland', which covers the period 1992-2008, was published by IB Tauris in May 2009.
As authoritarian control and renewed superpower tension dominate headlines, telling stories of Russia’s everyday...
Published in: HomeThe motivation of the Boston Bombers
The background of the Tsarnaev family must provide some clues to the Boston bombing.
Has Russia abandoned Dagestan?
Police corruption has reached epic levels in the Russian republic of Dagestan. The men in charge with tackling the...
A good infection – remembering Bookaid
Against the backdrop of Soviet disintegration, a grassroots campaign was launched from Britain to send hundreds of...
On the eve of collapse: encounters in a changing Russia
Next week marks the twentieth anniversary of the August 1991 coup attempt. While this proved a dramatic final nail...
Published in: HomeAn improbable team
It took an unlikely combination of talents to start building openDemocracy’s Tower of Babel, comments one of its founders