Russia Day in Moscow: An American Witness to Civil Disobedience

This past Monday, June 12, was Russia Day. The holiday dates back to 1992, marking the first tangible steps taken in the creation of the modern post-Soviet constitution in Russia. As such, cities like Moscow were taking steps to celebrate the occasion with music, food, fireworks, and more. However, there was more planned for this [...]

By | 2017-06-20T16:36:32+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Thousands of homes to be demolished in Moscow

Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin announced a program that can see thousands of apartment buildings in the Russian capital demolished. The initial proposal, which came as a second stage of the demolitions started in 1999, was estimated to cost no less than 3.5 trillion roubles and could affect 1.6 million people. The project focuses mostly [...]

By | 2017-05-30T07:34:12+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Medvedev anti-corruption march, through the eyes of an American

Some readers may recall seeing news coverage of the widespread protests that recently took place in a number of Russian cities, including Moscow. As someone with an interest in politics and social activism, I couldn’t resist playing witness to how Russians protest. After all, after having participated in such actions myself back in the United [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:43:55+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments