Mark Galeotti

Russia

Biden’s sanctions send a warning to Putin

This is a warning to the Kremlin that the US intelligence community has a detailed grasp of what is being done by Russia

By Mark Galeotti

Russia

Russian saber-rattling over Ukraine demands a different response

This is a time for the West to formulate serious consequences for Moscow if it launches a full offensive

By Mark Galeotti

Russia

The truth behind Putin’s hit lists

We need to make sure we can tell the difference between a Bond film and real life

By Mark Galeotti

Russia

The EU’s sorry excuse for sanctions won’t change Putin’s way

A handful of personal sanctions are not going to change the trajectory of Putin’s state

By Mark Galeotti

Russia

Will Iron Felix scare Moscow’s protesters?

Statue-restoring in Russia may well be signaling of a rather different kind

By Mark Galeotti

Russia

Alexei Navalny is getting under the Kremlin’s skin

He has inspired a ‘coalition of the fed up’

By Mark Galeotti

Heads will roll following the Navalny prank call blunder

The Russian opposition leader rang up one of his would-be assassins and got him to confess on tape

By Mark Galeotti

Russia

Russians are wary of Putin’s vaccine

Russians have learnt to be suspicious of bullish official claims

By Mark Galeotti

Russia

Putin’s culture war

Putin is trying to mobilize the so-called Great Patriotic War in his drive to assert his country’s greatness

By Mark Galeotti

Europe

Putin prepares to send in the troops

Putin has no affection for Lukashenko, a man who for years played Russia against the EU

By Mark Galeotti

Europe

Belarus’s regime is nearing collapse

Politically, Lukashenko is a dead man walking

By Mark Galeotti

Russia

Putin’s referendum rigging is a sign of weakness

It is not that Putin necessarily wants to rule until he is 84

By Mark Galeotti

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