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Section: Institute of Modern Russia (USA)

    Open Russia Online Resources Blocked in Russia
    Sep05

    Open Russia Online Resources Blocked in Russia

    Roskomnadzor blacklisted Open Russia online resources upon the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office. According to the regulator’s website, a number of corresponding domain names have been blocked on December 11, 2017, citing Article 15.3 of the Federal Law No. 149-FZ “On Information,” which establishes the procedure that limits...

    How Putin’s Russia Works
    Sep05

    How Putin’s Russia Works

    In his most recent book Anders Aslund details the current state of affairs in Putin’s Russia and provides an overview of the system that he defines as “crony capitalism.” The book serves as a good primer of the subject, offering a useful meta-analysis and integrating points. …read more Source:: Institute of Modern...

    Why Russia Needs a “Sovereign Runet”
    Sep05

    Why Russia Needs a “Sovereign Runet”

    The official goal of the “sovereign internet” bill signed by Vladimir Putin into law on May 1 is to secure the uninterrupted operation of the Runet in case of disconnection from the global infrastructure of the World Wide Web. In reality, this law allows the Russian government to gain centralized control over the Runet and, if need be, to shut...

    Trump-Putin Meeting at G-20: All Talk and No Action
    Sep05

    Trump-Putin Meeting at G-20: All Talk and No Action

    Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are expected to meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, which opens in Osaka on June 28. Despite overwhelming media attention, no “new deal” is in the cards, but both leaders will use the opportunity to score political points. …read more Source:: Institute of Modern...

    Un-Freedom of the Press
    Sep05

    Un-Freedom of the Press

    Over the last month, two events have shaken up a small corner of the Russian media landscape, which continues to strive for integrity and independence. A Meduza reporter got arrested on bogus charges of drug possession, but was eventually acquitted. Prior to that, Kommersant’s entire political desk resigned over the owner’s...

    The Kremlin’s Oligarchs in the West
    Sep05

    The Kremlin’s Oligarchs in the West

    Following the sanctioning of a number of top Russian oligarchs who used to do the Kremlin’s bidding in the West, the Russian government is now engaging less public figures to carry out its “delicate tasks and negotiations,” writes popular Russian Telegram-channel Maluta Skuratov. …read more Source:: Institute of Modern...

    Is Russia’s Future in the Hands of Its Youth?
    Sep05

    Is Russia’s Future in the Hands of Its Youth?

    Vladimir Putin is approaching his 20th anniversary as de-facto leader of Russia, and many critics of his regime are increasingly looking to the new generation of Russians in the hope that they can bring about change. What is known about this new generation? Is there ground for optimism? …read more Source:: Institute of Modern...

    New Articles Added to the Research Section
    Sep05

    New Articles Added to the Research Section

    Three research articles authored by IMR’s Senior Advisor Vladimir Kara-Murza have been added to the Research section of the website. They had been previously presented in Tauride Readings, an edited volume published by the Center for the History of Parliamentarianism at the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly. …read more Source::...

    In Memory of Lyudmila Alekseeva
    Sep05

    In Memory of Lyudmila Alekseeva

    On December 8, Russia’s most recognized and revered human rights veteran Lyudmila Alekseeva passed away at the age of 91. She dedicated her entire life to a noble and selfless fight for the freedom of her country and its people. …read more Source:: Institute of Modern...

    Andrei Kozyrev: “Democracy Needs to be Fought for Every Day”
    Sep05

    Andrei Kozyrev: “Democracy Needs to be Fought for Every Day”

    The Kremlin’s foreign policy post-2014 has constantly challenged the existing international order. Many experts believe that this foreign policy originates in Vladimir Putin’s anti-Western views. However, according to Russia’s former Foreign Minister, Andrei Kozyrev, the causes of Russian aggression are due to a consensus...