Maria Lipman

Editor of Point & Counterpoint, published by the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University. Maria Lipman will be a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna in March 2020.

Articles

Cover for: Free expression on the margins

Free expression on the margins

The Kremlin and the media

On coming to power, Vladimir Putin set about restricting the freedoms that Russian media enjoyed under Yeltsin. After the protests of 2011–12, even the smaller-audience media that still pursued editorial independence came under pressure. Recently, a rise in civic activism and the rapid expansion of internet technologies have brought a new vibrancy – although non-government media remain powerless before the Kremlin’s political monopoly.

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Commander of a fortress under siege

What Putin's strategy means for Russia

Sanctions on Russia may tip economic stagnation into recession and widen the country’s gap with western nations still further. This time Putin seems to be plying an isolationist course without regard for the consequences, writes Maria Lipman.

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