Stanislav Shekshnia (INSEAD), Alena Ledeneva (UCL), and Elena Denisova-Schmidt (Harvard): How to Mitigate Corruption in Emerging Markets: The Case of Russia. Anastasiia Rassadovskaia and Andrey Aistov (HSE): Corruption Perceptions in Russia: Economic or Social Issue? Arseniy Khitrov (HSE): Representations of the Police in Contemporary Russian Police TV-Series. From Tradition, Family, and Property, is there no alternative other than Putin’s dictatorship or the secularist dictatorship of the European Union, which imposes same-sex “marriage,” abortion and euthanasia? Russia’s action man: John Lloyd reviews The Putin Mystique: Inside Russia’s Power Cult by Anna Arutunyan and Kicking the Kremlin: Russia’s New Dissidents and the Battle to Topple Putin by Marc Bennetts. Russia’s friends in black: Why Europe’s populists and radicals admire Vladimir Putin. The data are in: Life under Putin is a continuous downward spiral into despair. A nation perpetually under a rhumb: Michiko Kakutani reviews Russians by Gregory Feifer. Is Russia suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder? Sean Guillory on a psychological explanation for Russia's behavior in Ukraine. Under Russia, life in Crimea grows chaotic. Homo Sovieticus: Linda Kinstler on Russians on Russianness. John Freedman on Russia's new culture war. Pavel Durov, founder of VKontakte, Russia’s “Facebook” says he was ousted, Putin’s men in “complete control” of the site. Dozhd TV, Russia's last independent TV channel, is fighting for its life — and it's asking for your help. Alan Devenish on what it’s like to be a Russian journalist. How safe is Putin? Nick Butler on why the view of Russia as a one man dictatorship is not entirely correct.

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