Articles by Alexander Etkind



Russia In Need of Prokhorov

Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of gold mines in Siberia and a professional basketball team in the United States, is one of Russia's richest men, with a net worth of $18 billion. In June, he agreed to lead the Right Cause party to contest December's State Duma elections.

History Lessons From Putin

The prime minister seems determined to make 20th-century European history a major part of the Russian government's business.

The Kremlin's Failing Monopoly

Ever since Vladimir Putin came to power a decade ago, the Kremlin regime has relied on two pillars: the security forces and energy exports. By suppressing internal rivals and absorbing their assets, the regime created a dual monopoly.