In Translation: Russia Responds

Congress has passed new sanctions. Russia has already hit back diplomatically, but as Trump ponders signing the new bill, what are Moscow elites thinking? Kommersant investigates.

In Translation: No Man’s Economy

Russia’s informal economy is an often-discussed issue. But a part of that issue gets little attention: hundreds of thousands of assets – roads, bridges, power lines – with no formal owner. Mariya Portnyagina investigates.

A Big Announcement

      Dear Reader, I hope this letter finds you enjoying your summer. If you’re a brief subscriber (you…

A Word on Russian Models

These days if you’re Russian, ongoing economic difficulties (and anger over corruption because of them) are probably issue number one…