Jessica Valisa

Jessica Valisa is a PhD candidate at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Her research deals with far-right politics and new media.

On the Heels of a Controversial Election, Russia Grows Increasingly Unfree

Between September 17 and 19, Russians went to the polls to elect the State Duma. The voting period was officially increased to three days and introduced electronic voting for the first time due to measures intended to contain the spread of COVID-19 currently raging across the country. Third Rome: Will Russia Save Europe From Itself? READ MORE Critics, however, claim the changes... Continue Reading

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Third Rome: Will Russia Save Europe From Itself?

From its inception, the Russian state has long used Europe as a measure for itself. In the 19th century, the leading intellectual debate in Russia was between the Slavophiles and the Westernizers, divided on the idea of the essence of the Russian civilization and its relation to Europe. The Westernizers called for Russia to modernize its economy and political institutions to become part of... Continue Reading

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