Russia at Home and Abroad: Explaining Russia’s Bargain with Ukraine
Analysis

Russia at Home and Abroad: Explaining Russia’s Bargain with Ukraine

Following yesterday’s article which described Russia as ‘a giant with feet of clay’ in its efforts to promote integration in the CIS, Paul Hansbury responds with some reflections on Russia’s deal with Ukraine. Yesterday Vladimir Sarkisyants argued that Russia’s trade deal with Ukraine is an example of the former’s vulnerability.  I agree with this argument.  … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
News Summary

The Vostok Report

The news to 29 September 2013   Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova has gone on hunger strike over conditions at her Siberian prison. Tolokonnikova described her complaint in a letter published in The Guardian and elsewhere: “The living and working-condition violations at PC-14 are endless. However, my main and most important grievance is bigger than any … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
News Summary

The Vostok Report

The news to 28 July 2013.  Ukraine celebrates the 1,025th anniversary of the conversion of Kyivan Rus’ to Christianity. The leaders of prominent Orthodox societies have arrived in Kyiv, and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych will use the occasion to hold a succession of bilateral talks. Source: RFE/RL The two jailed members of Pussy Riot have … Continue reading

Reviews

Putin, Pussy Riot and Protests: A Turbulent Year in Russian Politics

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Centre of Russian and East European Studies (CREES) at the University of Birmingham in 2013, a series of lectures and special seminars were held over the course of the year, each featuring distinguished guest speakers coming from different fields of expertise. Kasia Remshardt reports on the second of two … Continue reading