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Provides an informed view of today's Russian reality through analyses, decipherments and original information often from first hand, but also debates and positions Every week we wrap up the must-reads from our coverage of the Ukraine war, from news and features to analysis, visual guides and opinion 

Russians spend substantial amounts of time watching television news. The content of these programs offers a window into how people Europe's energy costs skyrocket, Russia is burning off large amounts of natural gas, according to analysis shared with BBC News

Iran, a platform for circumventing sanctions against Russia

According to the French geopolitologist, the Russian-Iranian alliance is strengthening against the backdrop…

Read More 16 September 2022 | 4:00 am

Putin’s regime hits its top executives

Our cartoonist Epo alludes to the arrest, at the end of June, of the brilliant liberal economist Vladimir Maou…

Read More 15 September 2022 | 4:00 am

Back to school

Back to school time! In today's increasingly militarized Russia, many parents are dressing their toddlers…

Read More 2 September 2022 | 4:00 am

A Slippery Slope

The double blackmail exercised by the Russian president, gas blackmail and world famine blackmail, is starting to pay off…

Read More 18 August 2022 | 4:00 am

In Germany, Russian State Media Have Kept Spreading Disinformation on war in Ukraine — Despite the EU Sanctions

German historian, political scientist and journalist Susanne Spahn analyzes the activities of Russian state media in Germany.

Read More 18 August 2022 | 4:00 am

Georgia: to be or not to Be

Russia's aggression against Ukraine is having a considerable impact in the former Soviet countries.

Read More 30 July 2022 | 12:05 am

When Putin Looks Like…

In a recent publication, *Desk Russie* found that Putin’s speech resembled the times to that of Stalin and Hitler.

Read More 30 July 2022 | 12:00 am

Putin: the Phase of Self-destruction

The Russian president is unable to learn from his mistakes, or even admit that he is not infallible.

Read More 16 July 2022 | 4:00 pm

The Serbia-Russia Alliance, Belgrade’s Multi-faceted Diplomacy and the Improbable European Perspective

The European Union’s acceptance of Kiev’s candidacy, an adequate but insufficient decision…

Read More 16 July 2022 | 2:00 pm

A war Against Russian Culture Constitutes Support for Vladimir Putin

In this paper, the former Soviet dissident explains that Russian culture lives through difficult times…

Read More 16 July 2022 | 1:00 pm

How weariness wins our societies…

Have you noticed that the war in Ukraine is much less of a media concern than even a month ago?

Read More 15 July 2022 | 10:50 am

“We are not Savages.” Really?

This time, our cartoonist attacks the Russian killers who mortally wounded, on May 30, the French journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff…

Read More 1 July 2022 | 10:40 am

After Emmanuel Macron’s Trip to Kyiv, the end of France’s Russian Illusions?

Emmanuel Macron’s trip to Kyiv on June 16, 2022, where he was accompanied by the Romanian President, the German Chancellor and the Italian Prime Minister…

Read More 24 June 2022 | 10:00 am

“Russia is Behaving According to the Colonial Schemes of the Past”

On June 13, the Mohyla Academy in Kyiv awarded an *honoris causa* doctorate to Herman Van Rompuy.

Read More 24 June 2022 | 9:55 am

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Provides an informed view of today's Russian reality through analyses, decipherments and original information often from first hand, but also debates and positions

Why is Russia burning off gas?

Supply was cut off for 10 days in July while the pipeline was undergoing annual maintenance, and while it has since resumed, the gas flow is running at a fifth of its capacity. Gazprom, Russia's state-controlled energy company, has cited faulty or delayed equipment as the main reason behind this

 A newly launched Russian spy satellite may be tasked with stalking one of its American counterparts. The Russian satellite, known as Kosmos 2558 (opens in new tab), was rumored to be an "inspector" craft even before it lifted off on Monday

What is the main news source in Russia?


Main sources of news in Russia 2022

For over 60 percent of Russians, television was the primary source of national and international news in June 2022. Social media were the second most popular channel, as 39 percent of survey participants mostly got news from there