Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Russian capital.
August 14, 2019
The very prosperity that Russian President Vladimir Putin ushered in is fuelling the current protests as Muscovites demand more of a say in local government.
August 2, 2019
Has the brutal beating of protestors in Moscow last weekend and the arresting of over 1,300 people—some simply innocent passersby—radicalised Muscovites? The crowd size at the sanctioned August 3 rally will be very telling.
July 29, 2019
Response threatens to radicalise protestors, unite opposition in way not yet achieved. Largest number of arrests in a protest to date. Putin playing with fire, say analysts. Kremlin makes it clear violence is now standard response to protest.
July 5, 2019
The common wisdom is that Russian President Vladimir Putin is all about tactics and doesn't have a strategy. But things have changed. The collapse of the west has made it easy for Putin, who is capitalising on an improving hand.
June 20, 2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to placate growing popular dissent during his annual call-in by promising to clean up Russia's rubbish problem, amongst many other issues that affect the average Russian's daily life directly.