Those placing their faith in sanctions to turn Russians against the war in Ukraine know little about the country, its history and people, write two scholars who have studied Russian culture.
Russia should be an exciting opportunity for global business, but the president’s “sistema” means the back room rules of the game are king.
Prime suspect has retracted his confession, yet the Chechen Republic
Boris Nemtsov’s warning about the festering bureaucratic corruption under Putin made him powerful enemies.
For Russia to make peace with its troubled post-Communist history, it needs a 1990s hero to remember. Boris Nemtsov could be just that.