Patriotism. A project by Misha Friedman and IMR

Russia’s Political Prisoners: Sergei Udaltsov
19 May 2014
Russia’s Political Prisoners: Sergei Udaltsov

The Institute of Modern Russia continues its series of articles dedicated to Russian political prisoners with a portrait of Sergei Udaltsov, a leader of the Left Front movement, one of the leaders of the 2011–12 protest movement, and a defendant in the Bolotnaya case.

 
Russia’s Political Prisoners: Leonid Razvozzhayev
23 April 2014
Russia’s Political Prisoners: Leonid Razvozzhayev

The Institute of Modern Russia continues its series of publications on Russia’s political prisoners with a profile of Leonid Razvozzhayev, an activist in the Left Front movement and a defendant in the Bolotnaya Square case.

 
Russia’s Mistral Deal: Where the Wind Blows
18 July 2014
Russia’s Mistral Deal: Where the Wind Blows

Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, the West has been increasingly concerned about the delivery of two French Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia. With the third round of sanctions on the way, Paris’s continued insistence on delivering the carriers has brought a note of discord to the West’s general strategy of countering Russian aggression in Ukraine. Paris-based journalist Elena Servettaz discusses the controversial deal.

 
Ukrainian Refugees: Between Propaganda and Reality
15 July 2014
Ukrainian Refugees: Between Propaganda and Reality

Thousands of Ukrainian refugees fled to Russia as a result of military operations in the southern and eastern Ukraine. As the Kremlin manipulates the refugees factor in its propaganda campaign against Ukraine, the real scale of the problem remains unclear. Political analyst Tatiana Stanovaya discusses the current situation.