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Misrule of Law: How the Kremlin Uses Western Institutions to Undermine the West

The Free Russia Foundation has assembled a team of experienced writers, researchers, and journalists affiliated with different organizations, to document some of the most compelling cases of Russian meddling. However, these events are only a sample; the Putin regime is busy throughout the world, undermining the integrity of Western judicial and policymaking institutions. This report, … Continue reading Misrule of Law: How the Kremlin Uses Western Institutions to Undermine the West

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Russia scenarios 2030

This publication is the product of an initial effort undertaken by Free Russia Foundation in 2018 to stimulate public discussion of Russian scenarios, mitigate the likelihood of a bad surprise or missed opportunities, and support the country’s transition to a more positive future.

Vladimir Milov , Olga Khvostunova

Russian Youth: A Look Inside the “Black Box”

The 2017 protests across Russia surprised many observers both inside and outside the country—no one quite expected to see so many young people, including high school students, taking to the streets to express dissatisfaction with the current political leadership.

Vladimir Kozlov , Maria Snegovaya

FACTORS OF COMPETITIVENESS IN RUSSIAN GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS, 2012-2018

Will the Kremlin’s failures at the regional level continue this year? To answer this question, we carry out a qualitative and quantitative analysis of factors that have contributed to victories by the pro-Kremlin candidates in gubernatorial elections that took place in 2012-2018

Olga Shorina

NGOs as a tool for Russia’s projection of influence

Read Olga Shorina’s report on how Kremlin uses GONGOs to achieve its goals both inside and outside Russia

Maciej Bartkowski

The case for civil resistance to Russia’s Populace-centric warfare

Putin’s Russia is waging populace-centric hybrid warfare against democratic societies. As such, effective counter-measures to this type of warfare must prominently
involve civilian population highly versed in civil resistance strategies and tactics.