Moscow has invested heavily in remembering the Soviet system of terror, while trying to crush those like historian Yuri Dmitriev who contradict the pro-Stalin narrative.
The recent vote in Russia supporting Vladimir Putin's constitutional reforms was pure theater and obscures growing friction between state and society.
A plebiscite to amend the Russian constitution was a way for Vladimir Putin to extend his presidency to 2036. But many questions about the vote could mean trouble for the Russian leader.
The Covid-19 epidemic has given rise to an avalanche of fake news, and accounts managed by Russian interests lead the way. How does this misinformation work, and what are its aims?
Today's concentration of power in the Russian presidency has its roots in the chaos of the 1990s.
Results of a nationwide poll showed 78% of voters backed changes to Russia's constitution.
After Russian oligarchs stepped in to help with the coronavirus response, Putin upped their taxes. But it's unlikely to phase them.
When Russia transitioned from a command economy to a market-based one, many thought it would lead to huge unemployment. It didn't – but that's because much of it was hidden.
The fifth episode of a series from The Anthill Podcast on how recoveries from major crises throughout history focuses on what happened after the fall of the Soviet Union.
The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as the planet as a whole, with serious consequences. Scientists have been warning about this for decades.
Russians are heading to the polls from June 25 to July 1 in a referendum on constitutional changes. A new survey found young Russians think Vladimir Putin should step back from power.
By embracing Russia as its primary source of inspiration, 'indi' is protesting about the country's socio-political problems in its own language.
In the murky world of cyber espionage and cyber warfare, effective deterrence has long been considered out of reach. A government report argues it's time to change that.
Oil prices are going through what some have termed Black April, but the bigger question is what happens longer term to US oil.
Alberta oil is the collateral damage of the oil war between Russia and Saudi Arabia, with COVID-19 launching an additional attack. The province's oil industry will struggle to recover.
It is in Canada's national interest to remain a significant player in the oil and gas production.
The Kremlin has postponed a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is worrying for Vladimir Putin.
Putin's rule has defined what political power means in post-Soviet Russia, with important consequences for the rest of the world.
A scholar who has reviewed the efforts of nations around the world to protect their citizens from foreign interference says there is no magic solution, but there's plenty to learn and do.
Sometimes low numbers are a cause for concern.