Russian-American relations continue to deteriorate, Syrian conflict is even more complicated, US military presence in Poland, and more… Continue reading The Hotline: September 2018
BMB Russia teams up with Verisk Maplecroft to bring you a look at United Russia’s (rather dismal) results in local elections. Continue reading SPECIAL REPORT: Regional Elections Rundown
What to expect in this weekend’s vote, and what the results may mean. Continue reading Regional Elections 2018 Look-ahead: An interview with Ben Noble
A tour of political advertisements around Russia. Continue reading Billboard Baggins: A look at political advertisements in this year’s regional elections
Moscow receives 25 percent of the expenditure budget of all of Russia’s other regions’ budgets combined. What could that mean for the political stability of the country? Continue reading Capital Trap: What authorities should fear if Sergei Sobyanin wins reelection
What did Helsinski bring to the table? Nothing really substantial. Continue reading The Hotline: August 2018
By Sean Crowley On 27 July 2018, three Russian journalists – Orkhan Dzhemal, Aleksandr Rastorguyev, and Kirill Radchenko – arrived in the Central African Republic. They were in country to film a documentary about the shadowy Russian private military firm the Wagner Group for the Information Control Center, an initiative bankrolled by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovskiy. After unsuccessfully pursuing leads for the first few days … Continue reading Wagner in the C.A.R: who blesses the Russian mercenaries down in Africa?