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MOSCOW BLOG: Is Russia seeing the start of a colour revolution?

March 26, 2017

Tens of thousands of protesters in more than 80 cities hit the streets to condemn corruption, targeting in particular Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Is this the start of the long-predicted colour revolution?

MOSCOW BLOG - Is Belarus on the cusp of an economic crisis?

March 3, 2017

Things are not going well for Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who was just snubbed by President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. His country is in desperate need of money and Russia won't help.

MOSCOW BLOG: Russia investment and political stories go their separate ways

January 26, 2017

There are two Russias at the moment: The evil “Putin’s Russia” that kills journalists, bombs civilians and invades other countries. Then there is the “bull Russia”, where investors have made fat profits in the last year.

MOSCOW BLOG: Unveiling the KGB school of economic management

September 21, 2016

Putin is reviving the KGB with a new Ministry of State Security. Why? The goal is probably to recapture some of the $300bn lost to corruption every year to help plug a budget deficit that is expected to persist for years.

MOSCOW BLOG: Putin’s political system is now broken as well as the economic one

September 19, 2016

The Kremlin’s proxy in the lower house of parliament United Russia won the biggest majority ever in Russia’s seventh parliamentary election. Putin's economic model was already broken, but it looks like his political model is also bust.

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