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Russia without Putin

Tony Wood: Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the Cold War

RUSSIA: One day Putin will leave the Kremlin – but that will not change anything, writes Tony Wood in his book on power and continuity in today's Russia, where he attacks several well-known myths.

The Church and the military

Dmitry Adamsky: Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy. Religion, Politics, and Strategy

RUSSIA: Did the annexation of Crimea really come from religious circles? Membership of the Russian Orthodox Church promotes military careers.

After the EU elections: Europe – what now?

GREEN CHOICE: In the future, border control, defense policy and climate will be some of the most important tasks for the European Parliament, which has now been filled by representatives of the Greens.

About Donald, Vladimir and…

Timothy Snyder: The Road to Unfreedom

: Timothy Snyder is convincing in his explanation of how our worldview has been replaced by a "national understanding".

Putin as a rescuer

Chris Miller: Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia

: Chris Miller has written an interesting book on the economic development of Russia under Putin. If one allows oneself to sketch roughly, one can say that ordinary Norwegian media coverage of Russia is characterized by a stereotypical way of thinking.

Behind Putin's backdrop

: It is crucial for the Putin regime that more people follow Nistad's call in the last New Age – that people go to the Promised Land to be dazzled and seduced. But behind the scenes, things look different.

Russia's "agents": Civil society and survival

: What happens to Russia's civil society when NGOs are banned due to foreign aid?

One mini-nuclear action in the streets of London

: November 23 was ten years since Alexandr Litvinenko died from polonium poisoning. 

The King of the Kremlin

: A brave Russian voice balances the moral authority of Americans.

Julie, Russia and the narratives

: Russia has become a prisoner of its own great narrative about a hostile West that is looking to defeat them, says Julie Wilhelmsen. She is banned from Russia until 2019.

Putin's power base – unwavering or shaky?

: How does an election take place under a regime that considers democracy a threat to peace and stability?

Chechens gather in protest

: For the first time in several years, Chechens gathered to demonstrate in front of the Storting and outside the Russian embassy: "The fact that the regime is getting worse and that Ny Tid and the Norwegian media are now writing about this means that we are gathering," says one of the protesters.