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Andrey Tselikov · August, 2012

I moved to the US from Russia many years ago, but I still follow RuNet avidly. I hold a Masters in International Policy from the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, and work as an economic consultant.

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Latest posts by Andrey Tselikov from August, 2012

Russia: Chainsaws to the Cross

On August 25, unknown parties sawed down three wooden crosses in the city of Chelyabinsk, in the Urals. The same night, another cross came down in Arkhangelsk, in the north....

Russia: Censorship Law Threatens Children's Classics

Russia: Protesters Aim for Elected Office

In the lead up to Russia's next large protests planned for mid-September, activists and politicians of the anti-Kremlin opposition are increasingly showing an interest in running for local offices. If...

Russia's War Games Make Georgia Nervous

This September, Russia is planning to hold 'Caucasus-2012' with forces from the breakaway Georgian provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. With 8,000 troops, as well as heavy machinery, artillery, navy,...

Russia: Taxi Drivers Versus Dagestanis in Ryazan

A possible fight between Russians and Dagestani migrants perhaps led to dozens, possibly hundreds, of taxi drivers organizing a pogrom-like attack. Events like this raise questions about Russia's capacity to...

Russia: Pussy Riot and the Orthodox Reformation

Retired priest speaks out for Pussy Riot, breaking with the Patriarch and renouncing his holy orders, but his letter is mostly plagiarized. What does this mean for Russia's religious Reformation?

Russia: Ugly Side of Olympic Nationalism

"As a pureblooded Russian, and Russian patriot, it is distasteful to look at this disgrace. It’s better to have no medals, than to have Champions like this, ones who hardly...

Russia: Church, Lies, & Opulence

A controversial photo blog post recently documented the 70th jubilee of the director of a Church-owned factory, striking a raw nerve in a society charged by the Pussy Riot trial....

Russia: Pussy Riot Doomed by its own Supporters?

Recent online coverage of the Pussy Riot trial makes it seem as if all of Russia is mobilized in protest against the inordinately harsh treatment the three arrested band members...

Russia: Pussy Riot & Russian Courts in Perspective

On August 2, four days into the Pussy Riot trial, another hearing began in Yekaterinburg, the regional center of the Urals. Unlike its more famous counterpart, this trial has failed...

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