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Solidarity in the Carpathian Region

A cross-border area of ​​16 million inhabitants, the Carpathian region is unique in its linguistic and cultural diversity.

Fighting an Uphill Battle

How to win when your enemy is superior in number of men and weapons? The Ukrainian political scientist calls for “reframing the fight”.

The Quarrels of the Russian Opposition

A new documentary, produced by Alexeï Navalny's Anti-Corruption Fund and devoted to the Yeltsin period, has sparked contrasting reactions. This intense controversy reveals a lot about the state of mind of Russian society.

Azat Miftakhov: “While Claiming to Fight Terrorism, the Russian State Seeks to Maintain its Monopoly on Terror”

We publish the latest court statement of mathematician Azat Miftakhov. This young anarchist had already served a heavy sentence. He has just been convicted of “apology of terrorism”.

Maria Vassilievna Rozanova: a Major Figure of Russian Literature and Dissidence

It is not easy to profile Maria Vassilievna Rozanova (1930, Vitebsk - 2023, Fontenay-aux-Roses), a publisher, author, art historian, architect, jeweler and fashion designer. This valiant, brilliant and unclassifiable woman was a key figure in Russian intellectual life and a great mind. In the 1970s and 1980s, Paris was the...

Why the Anti-jewish Riots in the North Caucasus?

The pogrom at Makhachkala airport took the world by surprise. How should we interpret this event? Was it spontaneous or was it a manipulation by Russian power which thus sought to send messages to the West and Israel?

The Bakhmut Apocalypse

Essayist and journalist Jean-François Bouthors examines the symbolic significance of this Pyrrhic victory, based on the capture of Bakhmut by Yevgeny Prigozhin's militia. For him, the Wagner militia embodies a nihilism comparable only to the ideology of al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS). It's the cult of death in the...

Understanding Uprooting: With Charlotte Beradt

The art historian and writer Olga Medvedkova delivers the second part of her “little library of antifascism” to tell us about the fate of the “uprooted”. Not only of emigrants, but also of those who remain in their homeland invaded by Evil — whether Hitler’s Germany or Putin’s Russia...

Dissent, Crime, and the Future of Russia

When Russia is free again, the Russian people will again have to face a reality: the massive crimes committed in their name by Putin’s regime in Ukraine, Syria, Georgia, several African countries and elsewhere. Of course, these crimes have not spared Russians themselves, within the country’s borders, but those...

The Destruction of the Soul in Putin’s Russia

In no Russian regime has propaganda held such a large place as it does in the Putin regime. Propaganda was very visible during the Soviet period, but it had not penetrated the soul and minds as it does today. Propaganda now replaces diplomacy and often harms it. Why this...
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