3 Articles by:

Eliot Rothwell

Eliot Rothwell is a writer based in Moscow.

Apathy in Moscow

Few Russians actively support the brutal war on Ukraine, but years of depoliticisation have ground down any active opposition – resulting in a sense of stasis that now hangs over the capital.

London’s Red Bus to Smolensk

At the height of the post-Stalin ‘thaw,’ a self-organised group of young British travellers took a bus all the way to the Soviet Union – one of many innovative attempts to dissolve the boundaries of the Cold War.

Aleksei Navalny: Man for All Seasons

Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is lionised by the Western press, but his actual politics are rarely interrogated – allowing him to align with hardline nationalists while appealing to a liberal audience.