Originally from Dublin, Dan is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and University College London with an interest in the politics, history and culture of Russia and the former Soviet Union. He currently resides in London.
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Latest posts by Daniel Alan Kennedy from November, 2013
Russians have consistently opposed measures aimed at restricting access to abortion. Despite this, there are indications the Russian government is moving to introduce restrictions on the practice.
Journalist Oleg Kashin was severely beaten and almost killed three years ago, presumably for his political writing. His assailants are still at large.
Tension is mounting in Russia's managed party system. What will one pseudo-opposition group, A Just Russia, do to maintain its grip on power?