A state of their own: Russian nationalism part II
Analysis

A state of their own: Russian nationalism part II

Part one of this article, published on Tuesday, focused on the origins and justifications of the Russian nationalist opposition. This part, also by Emma Rimpiläinen, looks at how the nationalist agenda could be interpreted, and how it could do more harm than good. The Interpretation As already mentioned earlier this week, the nationalists see the current … Continue reading

A state of their own: the Russian nationalist agenda
Analysis

A state of their own: the Russian nationalist agenda

With Russia’s main protest movement enfeebled and Vladimir Putin’s leadership apparently secure, opposition to the regime is growing more radical. In this article, Emma Rimpiläinen assesses the origins of Russian nationalism and their potency in today’s Russia. The Phenomenon  Many observers of Russian politics are familiar with the trend of intensifying Russian nationalism, embodied in President Putin’s … Continue reading

The Bulgarian Socialist Party has a new leader, but will it see a new beginning?
Analysis

The Bulgarian Socialist Party has a new leader, but will it see a new beginning?

Mihail Mikov was elected Leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party on 27 June 2014, following the resignation of Sergey Stanishev who had just become a Member of the European Parliament. Mikov won the position after two attempts, beating the former Minister of Economy and Energy Mr Dragomir Stoynev by just 44 votes. Here, Nikolay Manov … Continue reading

Chronicling the Last Empire
Interview

Chronicling the Last Empire

Dr. Serhii Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevksy Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. He is one of the foremost historians of Ukraine. In a two-part interview with Vostok Cable, he talks with Kimberly St. Julian about his career, current work, and the strained relationship between Russia and … Continue reading

A shock in Bulgaria
Analysis

A shock in Bulgaria

Andrea Peycheva analyses the results of European elections in Bulgaria. With the official results of the European elections in Bulgaria announced, there were hardly any big surprises. The three most popular parties – GERB, BSP and DPS – won six, four and four mandates respectively. The Reformation Block won one, which could be considered a … Continue reading