The days when Soviet citizens had only three or four TV channels to choose from are long gone. Today, Russians have hundreds of options. So why, asks Maxim Trudolyubov, do they still choose just one?
is editor-at-large at Russia’s most influential, independent business daily Vedomosti, an opinion writer for the International New York Times, and Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute. In 2007, he won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism. As a guest of the Russia in Global Dialogue Programme at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) he has spent several months in Vienna over recent years.
The first victims of sanctions and counter-sanctions
As Russia becomes more and more isolated, the Russian government will need to provide for all those who support it. Maxim Trudolyubov explains why those who can provide for themselves will be the first victims of western sanctions and Russian countermeasures.
Private life, political change and property in Russian society
The “Stalinist order” continues to lurk in aesthetic forms and written documents; from an architectural perspective, it lives on as long as the buildings survive. And merges with the new order, in which the new “elite” buy up the same buildings and imitative newbuilds for artificially inflated prices.