Latest Research by Free Russia Foundation
Alexander Morozov

Structure of Putin’s Elite in 2020

In January 2020, Vladimir Putin closed the books on the political development of the Russian Federation not only for 2019 but also for the next 15 years.

Egor Kuroptev

Georgia at a Crossroads

2020 is promising to be the year of high importance and big decisions for Georgia. The country will have to decide whether it wants to move forward with its pro- democratic aspirations and incorporate into the Western society or continue growing weaker with no ability to stand against the Russian interests in the country. The … Continue reading Georgia at a Crossroads

Kirill Rogov

“A New Prince”: non-democratic transfer of power in the post-soviet space

In the first part of this work we intend to examine the cases of non-democratic transfer of power in the post-Soviet space, while in the second part we will discuss in detail the mechanisms of the emerging transition in Kazakhstan and possible scenarios of a similar transition in Russia

Free Russia Foundation

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

This report, a tour d’horizon of Russian active measures and subversion campaigns throughout North America and Europe

Free Russia Foundation

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.

Maria Snegovaya, Vladimir Kozlov


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