Tag Archives: Just Russia

The Headless Horseman

It has become conventional wisdom that the Russian opposition has no plan. So much conventional it appears that recently this claim was repeated by the star of the French cinema and newly-minted Russian citizen Gérard Depardieu, someone who can’t be … Continue reading

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The Phoenix: the rise and fall and rise of Dmitry Rogozin

On Jan. 21, 2005, something unprecedented happened in the Russian State Duma: five deputies from the Rodina faction, headed by its leader, Dmitry Rogozin, entered Rogozin’s spacious office in the Duma building – where five air-mattresses were waiting for them … Continue reading

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The Next Stop Is Duma

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Will those who believe that the Dec. 4 Duma elections still matter please raise their hands? Well, not a big crowd. And no wonder: the announcement that Vladimir Putin is returning … Continue reading

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Arrested Development

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) During his recent news conference, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was widely expected to announce that he had decided to run for a second term.  Medvedev, however, defied the expectations and restricted himself to his … Continue reading

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