Mikhail Antonov (HSE): Religion, Sexual Minorities and the Rule of Law in Russia: Mutual Challenges. Russia’s culture wars look a lot like America’s. Russia is the global leader in Jew-hate. The Putin problem: The West thinks of Putin as an aberration among recent Russian rulers, but he stands in line with them. Why Russia needs respect: Eliot Borenstein on the consequences of American overconfidence. Understanding Russia’s war stories: Putin’s foreign policy is rooted in an epic myth of betrayal and redemption. Molly McKew on the Gerasimov Doctrine: It’s Russia’s new chaos theory of political warfare — and it’s probably being used on you.

The hidden family histories of totalitarian Russia: An excerpt from The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen (and more and more and more and more). Why did Putin build a monument to victims of Soviet repression? Russia election: Putin to run again for president. Yes, the Kremlin is worried — about Russia’s own presidential elections. What does Vladimir Putin fear? His own people. Anastasia Edel on Putin’s Russia: Revolution, what revolution? Why Gorbachev likes Putin more than you might expect.

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