Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin is a freelance journalist based in Riga.

Ukraine

Why ethnopolitics doesn't work in Ukraine

Petro Poroshenko's electoral failure shows the limits of using ethnonationalism as a political strategy in Ukraine.

Why ethnopolitics doesn't work in Ukraine

Russia

Annexation of Crimea: A masterclass in political manipulation

Ukraine's revolution had the potential to dig Putin's political grave, but he managed to turn the situation on its head.

Annexation of Crimea: A masterclass in political manipulation

Ukraine

Can Petro Poroshenko win Ukraine's presidential race?

Ukraine's incumbent is lagging behind in polls, but he still has time to manipulate political events to his advantage.

Can Petro Poroshenko win Ukraine's presidential race?

Ukraine

Wag the dog in Ukraine?

What was the Kerch incident really about?

Wag the dog in Ukraine?

US & Canada

Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

The US exaggerating and obsessing about foreign threats seems quite similar to what is happening in Russia.

Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

Vladimir Putin

How Navalny changed the rules of the game in Russia

Alexei Navalny won't run in the presidential elections, but he managed to dramatically alter Russia's political scene.

How Navalny changed the rules of the game in Russia

Russia

Is Vladimir Putin tired?

Almost four months before the presidential elections, the Russian president still hasn't announced if he will run.

Is Vladimir Putin tired?

Europe

The Kremlin enjoys watching Ukraine harm itself

Ukraine's decision to restrict the use of minority languages in schools benefits the Kremlin immensely.

The Kremlin enjoys watching Ukraine harm itself

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?

Trump: Putin's best frenemy, part 2

Europe

Russia: The ghost of a terrorised past

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

Russia: The ghost of a terrorised past

Russia

Trump: Putin's best frenemy

Trump makes Russia feel great again.

Trump: Putin's best frenemy

Europe

Russia's new European friend

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

Russia's new European friend