By Oliver Bullough - 29 August 01:53
A population that lives in fear of state violence, and a 99 per cent election tally that could have come from the Soviet era - welcome to Putin's Russia.
By Valeria Costa-Kostritsky - 16 August 02:00
The trial of Pussy Riot is encouraging Russians to talk openly about corruption. But how is their message being received in a country where feminism is still a dirty word?
By Kerry McCarthy - 08 August 09:17
The punk band are on trial because of who they are, not what they did.
By Nelson Jones - 31 July 01:29
The treatment of Pussy Riot says much about the close relationship between Church and Kremlin in Putin's Russia.
By new-statesman - 29 March 01:41
The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.
By James Rodgers - 05 March 12:54
Demonstrations can no longer be broken up with a few whacks.
By Richard Sakwa - 05 March 07:28
Putin expressed exasperation with the west and repeated the slights, hurts and pains of the past dec
By Oliver Bullough - 05 March 07:24
Vladimir Putin has stifled dissent throughout his political life. But as he prepares for another pre
By Samira Shackle - 19 January 11:43
Jonathan Powell reveals that the 2006 allegations were true.
By James Rodgers - 15 December 10:07
Is the country finally starting to believe in something?