Structural factors in both the United States and Russia mean that new sanctions – signed by President Trump today – aren’t going anywhere, any time soon.
In the span of only several weeks, Macron was lauded by Putin’s fiercest critics, then again by Putin’s strongest supporters. Where does France’s new president stand on Russia?
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.
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.
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