Since the crackdown on Navalny's movement and the war in Ukraine political life in Russia almost has come to a standstill. However, there are pockets of resistance. Remaining activists view the elections as a vote on the war in Ukraine – and a chance to prove a desire for democracy.by Veronika Ptitsyna
Unlike in the rest of Europe, the Russian middle class is not a motor of change, according to Russian social researchers. It has no...