Tag Archives: Sakharov Prospect

Putin and Protesters

I’m puzzled when someone begins comparing the number of people participating in pro- and anti-Putin demonstrations in Russia: to me, it’s like comparing the number of apples with the size of oranges.  I get even more puzzled when I hear … Continue reading

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The Dinosaur

There is a trend among Russia watchers to ridicule the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) and its eccentric leader, the dinosaur of Russian politics Vladimir Zhirinovsky.  Famous for his larger-than-life personality, skillful showmanship and occasional fistfights with fellow Duma … Continue reading

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