Tag Archives: Mikhail Prokhorov

A spectre of liberalism

“Liberalism (from the Latin liberalis) is the belief in liberty and equality. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally liberals support ideas such as constitutionalism, liberal democracy, free and fair elections, human rights, capitalism, and the free exercise of religion.” … Continue reading

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Knocked Off The Right Cause

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) There is almost nothing money can’t buy in today’s Russia. The abundance of material goods – ordinary and luxurious, domestic and imported – is a given. And when it comes to … Continue reading

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Pending Upgrade

There is certain confusion in the heads of Russian liberals.  They seem to make no distinction between two similar, yet not identical things: being a "liberal" and being a "liberal politician."  But there is a difference.  Being a liberal means … Continue reading

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Party Crashers

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) The refusal by the Russian Ministry of Justice to register an opposition People’s Freedom Party, known as PARNAS, didn’t come as a surprise.  Everyone, including the party’s four co-chairmen – Mikhail Kasyanov, … 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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