Vera Kichanova

March 9, 2018

Why Walkable Cities Enjoy More Freedom

If you happen to visit Egypt and find yourself in the famous Tahrir Square, you might be puzzled: how could this space accommodate two million protesters? In fact, the square looked different […]
September 20, 2017

There Is a Grassroots Revolution Brewing in Moscow

Last weekend, as Moscow celebrated its 870th anniversary, a futuristic $245 million Zaryadye Park was inaugurated in the heart of the capital — a generous present from Mayor Sergei Sobyanin to his citizens. The […]
May 1, 2017

Homophobic Purges in Putinland

When someone refuses to sell you a pizza because you are gay, it is not fascism, it is bigotry. When they kidnap you because you are gay, hold you in a secret […]
March 29, 2017

Russian Student Uprising: For Liberty, Against Putin

The first generation to grow up under Putin seems to oppose his politics, as Sunday’s protests across the country show. And it was not all about Navalny and Medvedev. Next year, Russia […]