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openDemocracy Russia

Founded as a section of openDemocracy.net in 2008, oDR (openDemocracy Russia) seeks to connect Russia and the post-Soviet space to the rest of the world. It offers a non-partisan platform for marginalised voices within the region, for people to tell their stories to the outside world, and a space for arguments that are either censored or left behind by mainstream discourse, whether in the east or the west.

Latest posts by openDemocracy Russia

Russia blocks popular website for worker complaints

Antijob, an online database of anonymous complaints about Russian employers, has been blocked by censors following a defamation case brought by a Moscow real estate firm.

Crimean Tatar leader's arrest latest in crackdown on political activism in Crimea

The arrest of Crimean Tatar political leader Nariman Dzhelyal is a grim reminder of the reality of Russian annexation of Ukraine's Crimea.

‘Our homeland is where the money is': pragmatic citizenship in Tajikistan

Every year, thousands of Central Asian citizens try to overcome the restrictions attached to the citizenship they acquired at birth and apply for a Russian passport.

The Russian Government ‘Embraces’ Transparency

Russia is finally embracing transparency—so long as it poses no threat to political stability, writes Andrei Jvirblis in this openDemocracy Russia overview of the Kremlin's open government efforts.

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