“When there’s a problem, people come to us”

Trade union and human rights activist Pavel Lisyansky explains why Russia’s presence in the Donbas has proved a disaster for the labor movement, and why defending human and labor rights sometimes goes hand in hand

“We were for peace!” Only They Were Not

What’s going on in the Russian Orthodox Church today? How does it justify the Russian invasion of Ukraine? What’s Patriarch Kirill’s role in this justification? How can the church engage people in social action? Andrey Shishkov on the Russian Orthodox Church and its politics during the ongoing war in Ukraine

”Black February”: caring for political prisoners now

Who is being jailed in Russia following the war’s outbreak, and why? How can we help those who find themselves standing “alone” against the repressive state? Sasha Starost explains the idea behind the Black February project and discusses attitudes toward political prisoners in Russia

Is Russia heading towards digital Stalinism?

Could the Russian regime lean on the development of digital technologies? Sociologist David Khumaryan discusses the wartime political course and explains why the lack of resources will prevent “Stalin-style” digitalization

“When there’s a problem, people come to us”

Trade union and human rights activist Pavel Lisyansky explains why Russia’s presence in the Donbas has proved a disaster for the labor movement, and why defending human and labor rights sometimes goes hand in hand

“We were for peace!” Only They Were Not

What’s going on in the Russian Orthodox Church today? How does it justify the Russian invasion of Ukraine? What’s Patriarch Kirill’s role in this justification? How can the church engage people in social action? Andrey Shishkov on the Russian Orthodox Church and its politics during the ongoing war in Ukraine

”Black February”: caring for political prisoners now

Who is being jailed in Russia following the war’s outbreak, and why? How can we help those who find themselves standing “alone” against the repressive state? Sasha Starost explains the idea behind the Black February project and discusses attitudes toward political prisoners in Russia