Maria Alyokhina: In an Information Vacuum, It Is Impossible Not to Believe Propaganda

May 25, 2019

In this guest edition of The Interview, Vishal Manve talks to Maria Alyokhina, a founding member of the Russian activist punk band Pussy Riot. At last month’s International Civil Society Week (ICSW) organized by the Civicus nonprofit in Belgrade, Serbia, a Russian protest-art collective, Pussy...

Russia’s Latest Message to Dissenters: You Are Next

March 14, 2018

The latest attempted assassination of former Russian double agent in Britain is the most recent piece of evidence that the Putin regime is a murderous thuggish outrage. For a brief moment it seemed that Russia could emerge from the dictatorship of the Communist Party and the chaos of the...

Russia Moves to Silence Alexei Navalny

February 15, 2017

Russia will keep sidelining the opposition with ever-growing impunity in the years to come. In what has become an all-too-common pattern, Russian authorities have once again neutralized the only viable candidate who might have stood a chance against President Vladimir Putin come the 2018...