Sofia Grebenkina is an intern at Russia Direct. She is a second-year English Literature and Theology student at Durham University. She is the Politics Editor of the ‘Palatinate’ Durham University newspaper and a columnist for ‘The Bubble’.
With ISIS gaining more financial and political clout, Russian experts consider various options for preventing radical Islamic extremists from gaining adherents within Russia or radicalizing Russia’s Muslim populationRead more
The Kremlin’s attempts to strengthen economic ties with the East could put at stake Russia’s future economic prosperity. Experts argue whether Russia should risk its future on the East and turn away from the WestRead more
Despite the Kremlin’s lack of strategic thinking and economic difficulties, Russians are still supporting President Vladimir Putin. Experts try to explain how Russians view their country after CrimeaRead more
At a panel discussion in Moscow, Russian experts discussed the odds of the fragile Minsk Agreements holding together and mulled over possible scenarios of how the Ukraine crisis might developRead more