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Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin is a freelance journalist based in Riga.

Russia

Trump: Putin's best frenemy, part 2

Why were the Russian anti-missile systems silent during the US strikes on al-Shayrat airfield in Syria?

Europe

Russia: The ghost of a terrorised past

The latest bombing in St Petersburg comes after two decades of terrorist attacks in Russia.

Russia

Trump: Putin's best frenemy

Trump makes Russia feel great again.

Europe

Russia's new European friend

Russia has been financing Europe's far right, which has returned the favour with support for Putin's

Politics

Who is responsible for the MH17 tragedy?

Responsibility for the MH17 tragedy lies with those who fuelled the conflict in Ukraine.

Politics

Ukraine vs Russia: A mafia state's cover-up?

The false ethno-linguistic discourse distracts from the real essence of the Ukrainian conflict.

US & Canada

Sochi Olympics: One man show?

If Vladimir Putin hoped that hosting the 2014 Olympic Games would invite the world's admiration, he was wrong.

Estonia

Left Behind: Russian prisoners who didn't make the headlines

Despite the recent amnesty, many political prisoners in Russia remain behind bars, waiting for justice.

Opinion

The Volgograd bombings: Russia's new threat

The attacks in Volgograd have disrupted Putin's narrative of a stable Russia and the 'safest in history' Sochi Olympics.

Opinion

Ukraine protests: The view from Moscow

The opposition's silence on the Kiev protests reflects Russia's ambivalence towards Ukraine.