Russia’s Failed e-Democracy?

In an attempt to engage the public in the government’s decision making, last year the Kremlin launched an online portal called the Russian Public Initiative (ROI), allowing anyone with Internet access the chance to propose new legislation and vote on others’ petitions. Every initiative that collects 100 thousand votes within a year automatically goes to…

Europe’s far right are inspiring Russians

Today I am happy to have contributed my first post to the RuNet Echo project, edited by Kevin Rothrock – Managing Editor of political science journal Polity and the author of ‘A Good Treaty’ blog. The RuNet Echo is part of Global Voices platform, which I would definitely encourage anyone to explore. It is so vast…