Tomila Lankina

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    Youth politics: Russia’s protests reflect a Europe-wide rebellion against the status quo

Youth politics: Russia’s protests reflect a Europe-wide rebellion against the status quo

In Russia, Aleksei Navalny initiated a new nationwide wave of protests that confirmed the Kremlin faces significant legitimacy issues, especially among the younger generation. Tomila Lankina argues that this trend is not confined to Russia, and can indeed be noticed across the continent – from Macron’s victory in France to young people taking a more active role in politics […]

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    Russian citizens owe it to Boris Nemtsov to keep the hope of democracy in Russia alive

Russian citizens owe it to Boris Nemtsov to keep the hope of democracy in Russia alive

Following the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, a commemorative march was held by tens of thousands of people in Moscow and other Russian cities on 1 March. Tomila Lankina writes on the contribution Nemtsov made to politics within Russia and what his death means for the country’s opposition movements.

I first heard of Boris Nemtsov when I was […]

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Crimea referendum – our experts react

Yesterday Crimean voters backed a proposal to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. We asked a number of experts for their reactions to the referendum and their views on what might happen next.

Putin has allowed us a vision of what Europe could become if his ambitions are not stymied and the question now is whether Europe […]

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