Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin is a freelance journalist based in Riga.

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

Politics

Who is responsible for the MH17 tragedy?

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

Who is responsible for the MH17 tragedy?

Politics

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

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

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

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.

Sochi Olympics: One man show?

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.

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

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.

The Volgograd bombings: Russia's new threat

Opinion

Ukraine protests: The view from Moscow

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

Ukraine protests: The view from Moscow