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Maria Snegovaya, Vladimir Kozlov

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.

Vladimir Milov, Dr. Andrey Medushevsky, Ilya Zaslavskiy

Constitution and Economy after Putin. A Roadmap for a new Russia

Vladimir Putin’s regime has arguably surpassed the Soviet Union in its artful employment of propaganda. One of the most widespread myths that the regime energetically pedals is that there is “no life” – or any viable political options – after Putin.

Ilya Zaslavskiy

Corruption Pipeline: The Threat of Nord Stream 2 to EU Security and Democracy

This paper is a continuation of publications on the Kremlin’s subversive activity in Europe prepared by Free Russia Foundation. The first paper, The Kremlin’s Gas Games in Europe, published jointly with the Atlantic Council, looked at Gazprom’s overall current tactics in Europe, including its pipeline plans, energy propaganda, and other policies.

Ilya Zaslavskiy

The Kremlin’s Gas Games in Europe: Implications for Policy Makers

Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu’s Eurasia Center and the Free Russia Foundation presents “The Kremlin’s Gas Games in Europe: Implications for Policy Makers,” a new brief by our expert Ilya Zaslavsky.