No empire in history has disintegrated as quickly or as bloodlessly as the Soviet one, in the year that saw the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989…
Russia articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Russia. Russia is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, "limited political competition, assassination, and repression are used by dictator Vladimir Putin to maintain control". Also see our articles on Putin or on two of his public opponents Alexei Navalny and the punk band Pussy Riot.
Putin has attempted to project power beyond Russia and has proven to be efficient. An article in Democracy Digest questions how strong Putin really is.
Last week’s raid on Jehovah’s Witness campsite latest example of escalating crackdown in Russia on Jehovah’s witnesses targeted on basis of their faith.
Disinformation is an insidious threat undermining faith in democracy. Arizona State University researcher Scott Ruston offers tips on how to defend yourself.
On election security new study suggests Russian hacking of emails and sending provocative tweets are actually not separate but intertwined strategies.
Tuesday, U.S Senate issued a new report on Russian interference detailing Russian efforts to boost Trump White House bid on social media in 2016.
US Federal Gov warned state election officials Thursday it suspects Russia may focus on voter suppression as a means to interfere in 2020 presidential poll.
Scholar argues that US power is being challenged by rivals like China that are keen to replace Washington as the one to write the rules of global conduct.
Russia lacks China’s muscle when it comes to trade and infrastructure but has a shrewd appreciation of the political needs of African dictators.
What’s the balance sheet of 20 years of Putinism? Expert opinion suggests its been a journey from quasi-democracy to political disarray.