OPINION Alexei Navalny, a major voice of Russia’s opposition, has had quite the year. After being poisoned with novichok at the hands of the FSB in August 2020, he spent five months […]
University of Cambridge Finalist in History and Russian. 2019-2020: International Relations, Saint Petersburg State University.
OPINION On the 16th December, Russian activist Konstantin Kotov was released from a penal colony situated 100 kilometres from Moscow. He had served eighteen months after being convicted for violating the country’s […]
OPINION The Caucasus, a region that has long been characterised by warfare and instability, has seen some of its most violent fighting in decades between Armenia and Azerbaijan, over the disputed territory […]
OPINION This year marks twenty years since Vladimir Putin won his first election as Russian President, a post that he shows no signs of leaving in the near, or even mid-term, future. […]
OPINION The man commonly referred to as ‘Europe’s last dictator’ is in crisis. Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus since 1994, has lost his legitimacy as the leader of the Belarusian people. […]