Russia Goes From Fake Democracy to Faux Dictatorship

A Bloomberg commentary piece by editor and novelist Leonid Bershidsky says that Russia is going from fake democracy to faux dictatorship. The article says that Russia has adopted a slew of regulations - on freedom of assembly, free speech, the internet, NGOs, gays and foreign adoptions - that would place it among the most repressive and backward nations on Earth. But it remains the case that, so far, the government has rarely bothering to enforce most of the new rules.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013