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Moscow’s Elections Show Putin Is Losing the War at Home

Russian liberals are celebrating the relative success of the Communist Party and other Kremlin-friendly quasi-opposition parties in the elections to the Moscow city council on Sunday as an almost revolutionary breakthrough but it takes some unpacking to expla…
bubmag
September 10, 2019
Putin

How Vladimir Putin Falls

But Putin also need to beware. Dictatorships fall not only when they have implacable opponents but also exemplary victims: Steve Biko in South Africa, Benigno Aquino in the Philippines, Jerzy Popieluszko in Poland. Through their deaths, they awakened the livi…
bubmag
September 7, 2019
Putin

A Murdered Spy’s Widow Relives Her Loss Onstage

She decided to tell the complex story of Mr. Litvinenkos life and murder by having the character investigate his own death, with Mr. Putin trying to direct the action, or at least divert the audiences attention from the truth, from the sidelines. Ms. Prebble…
bubmag
September 6, 2019