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Ekaterina Schulmann: “The Usual Problem with Authoritarian Regimes is Being Out Of Touch with Reality”

Ekaterina Schulman is a political scientist and Assistant Professor at the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences. In an interview for ReForum, she discusses the recent protests in Belarus and what the unrest might mean for Russia.

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Civil Society in Khabarovsk

Political scientist Alexander Kynev offers his views on the recent protests in Khabarovsk. He discusses how protesters are organizing themselves, the government’s inability to communicate with its citizens, and the political consequences awaiting LDPR and Moscow in Russia’s Far East.

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Russia’s Changing Attitudes Towards Feminists, LGBT, and Vladimir Putin: A Conversation With Denis Volkov

Denis Volkov is the assistant director of the Levada Center, an independent pollster. In an interview with ReForum, Volkov explains how feminists, terrorists, and pedophiles ended up together in a recent survey. He also discusses what Russians think about domestic violence, the current government, and what issues have the potential to unify the country.