The introduction of property rights represented one of the major accomplishments of the 1993 Russian Constitution. In a speech in St. Petersburg marking the 20th anniversary of the Constitution, Kennan Institute Deputy Director William Pomeranz addressed the evolution of economic and property rights in Russia as part of an assessment of the country’s constitutional development over the past two decades
Emil Pain, Senior Academic Advisor, Kennan Moscow Project, and Professor, Higher School of Economics, National Research University, Russia, gives his analysis of the September 8 elections in Russia, paying particular attention to the unusual outcomes in Moscow, Petrozavodsk, Yekaterinburg, and Volgograd.
In this op-ed, Robin Wright provides a scorecard on how the U.S.-Russia deal to rid Syria of its chemical weapons may play out for some of the key players.
As war again looms over the Middle East, the world has looked to the so-called “Russian proposal” to keep the peace. Responding to an off the cuff comment by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration has designed a deal whereby Syria would surrender its chemical weapons to international control in order to avoid a US-led military strike to take them out.
Russia gained in Navalny a new, bright, courageous political leader on the national level.
According to Reut, Navalny is an illusion of a real alternative to the current government.
A striking example to the discredit of the institution of Russian elections came from Volgograd.
Interview with Kennan Institute's new director, Matthew Rojansky, in the upcoming issues of Kennan Moscow Project's Fall issue of Vestnik.
The St. Petersburg-based political analyst Grigoriy Golosov divided the events of last Sunday in two: what happened in Moscow and what happened in the rest of Russia.
The Kennan Institute and the Global Europe Program kicked off the year with a scholar luncheon. Directors Christian Ostermann and Matthew Rojansky highlighted their interest in inter-program and inter-scholar cooperation and dialogue. The lunch was held as an informal starting point for fruitful collaboration between scholars with intersecting academic interests.