Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin is a freelance journalist based in Riga.

Russia

The Kremlin's anger is proof that Navalny is winning

Despite attempts to silence the opposition leader, the trajectory of public opinion is shifting away from Putin.

The Kremlin's anger is proof that Navalny is winning

Ukraine

The fallout of the Trump-Zelensky phone call in Ukraine

Ukrainians have been having doubts about Western commitment to Ukrainian democracy; the recent scandal confirmed them.

The fallout of the Trump-Zelensky phone call in Ukraine

Russia

Putin risks losing Moscow

Russia's revitalised pro-democracy movement is increasingly gaining ground in the Russian capital.

Putin risks losing Moscow

Europe

What is behind the recent spat between Georgia and Russia?

The recent escalation in tensions serves political interests in both Moscow and Tbilisi.

What is behind the recent spat between Georgia and Russia?

Russia

Change is coming to Russia, but very slowly

Putin is losing popularity, but why has the opposition failed to gain much ground?

Change is coming to Russia, but very slowly

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?