By Clara Weiss, December 14, 2012
The South Stream pipeline is of considerable political importance: it will undermine the monopoly position of Ukraine as a transit country for gas supplies and ensure that Europe continues to receive a large proportion of its gas from Russia.
By Clara Weiss, October 24, 2012
Russian President Vladimir Putin has publicly spoken out in favor of a ban on headscarves in Russian schools.
By Clara Weiss, September 24, 2012
The powerful pro-Putin faction in the Russian State Duma has banished a leading critic of the regime.
By Clara Weiss, September 19, 2012
Commercial conflicts between European Union energy firms and the Russian gas supplier Gazprom will inevitably raise political tensions.
By Clara Weiss, August 25, 2012
Western leaders are using the Pussy Riot affair to pressure the Russian government.
By Clara Weiss, August 24, 2012
The governor of the southern Russian Krasnodar region announced he intends to deploy a Cossack militia against illegal immigrants from the Caucasus.
By Vladimir Volkov, August 18, 2012
Three members of the Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in jail for singing songs critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
By Clara Weiss, August 15, 2012
Record temperatures and fires in Russia have led to the country’s worst harvest since 2010, triggering a food crisis.
By Clara Weiss, July 20, 2012
The reaction of the population to the flood disaster in Krymsk shows the extent of the social divide in Russia and the level of hatred for the government and the oligarchy.
By Clara Weiss, July 12, 2012
As a result of the stagnation in the eurozone the economic crisis in Russia has worsened considerably.
By Clara Weiss, July 10, 2012
At least 170 people have died following flooding in the southern Russian region of Krasnodarsk at the weekend.
The definitive film record of the 1917 Russian Revolution
July 5, 2012
Tsar to Lenin, first released in 1937, ranks among the twentieth century’s greatest film documentaries. It presents an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution—from the mass uprising which overthrew the centuries-old Tsarist regime in February 1917, to the Bolshevik-led insurrection eight months later that established the first socialist workers’ state, to the final victory in 1921 of the new Soviet regime over counter-revolutionary forces after a three-year-long civil war.