Posts Tagged ‘ Levada Center ’

Shakeup Highlights Putin’s Internal Challenges

May 15th, 2014 | By

Wednesday 14 May 2014 by Andrew Monaghan The Ukraine crisis, the escalating tension between Russia and the West and Putin’s rising popularity dominate the media narratives about Russia in the West. At the same time there are important developments taking place that some Russian commentators suggest may be a prelude to wider changes in how…


Russia Economy Worsens Even Before Sanctions Hit

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

DAVID M. HERSZENHORN APRIL 16, 2014 MOSCOW — Margarita R. Zobnina, a professor of marketing here, has been watching the Russian economy’s gathering woes with mounting alarm: friends who have moved abroad with no plans to return; others who put off new business ventures because of rising uncertainty. Meanwhile, Ms. Zobnina and her husband, Alexander,…


When charity should begin at home

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

ALEX JACKSON 31 March 2014 Civil society development in Russia has been hampered by restrictive laws and apathy or suspicion on the part of the public. What is needed so it can start again? Salzburg Global Seminar is considering the issues _____________________________________ Winston Churchill famously quipped that ‘Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery…