Perm: a city smashed by the waves of globalisation
While teaching students about the architecture of his native Perm, Roman Yushkov has seen many of the Russian city’s...
Flowers on a dung heap: markets, politicians and the demise of Russian rural life
The economic and political transformations of the 1990s onwards have allowed much of the Russian countryside to die...
openDemocracy is an independent global media platform covering world affairs, ideas and culture which seeks to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world.Read more
New in our projects
Every Thursday we host a video panel of experts, influencers and openDemocracy editors discussing a timely theme.Sign up or watch past discussions
Get openDemocracy alerts on WhatsApp
Never miss a breaking story on openDemocracy. Sign up for our WhatsApp alerts service.Sign up
Our new partnership examines how we make sense of extremist violence.Read now