Putin’s lack of reaction to Prigozhin’s June 23 “march for justice” may signal more than just an attempt to avoid a bloody conflict on the streets of Russia. The outward temerity of the Russian response could indicate that a real blow was dealt to Russian morale, however this could indicate more repressive measures to come from the Kremlin.
- Patriarch Kirill’s full embracing of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is fuelling an outright rebellion among priests and bishops – not just in Ukraine.
- The “history lesson” which laid the theoretical ground for it all, analysed by prof. Branko Milanovic
- As Vladimir Putin has made clear, a military intervention in Ukraine would be the direct consequence of Russia’s refusal to accept the post-1989 order, in political, security and even cultural-religious terms – writes prof. José Casanova in the introduction to our dedicated Dossier.
- The wife of jailed dissident Alexei Navalny is emerging as an increasingly popular figure in Russia’s opposition. Will she take up the role and openly defy the regime?
- From Khodorkovsky to Navalny, the invisible hand behind an endless series of political aggressions
- As EU foreign ministers meet in Berlin, they have no easy option to respond to the double crisis at its Eastern doors. ECFR’s Gustav Gressel explains why.
- With the US completely out of the scene, the military operation against the Kurds consolidates the two clear protagonists of the new Great Game: Turkey and Russia. The Kurdish question remains, once again, unanswered.