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Articles by Mikhail Kochkin

THE BIRTH PANGS OF RUSSIAN CONSERVATISM

by Mikhail Kochkin Political life in Russia boasts many phenomena which are hard for the outsider to understand. One of these is the party system, which currently comprises three main

A RUSSIAN WHODUNIT

By Mikhail Kochkin On September 12 something quite extraordinary happened in the world of Russian big business: Sergei Kukura, vice president and chief financial officer of the giant oil company

WHO IS MR. SKINHEAD?

By Mikhail Kochkin Of all the phenomena that have shocked and scandalized Russian society over the last six months, first place surely goes to the skinhead movement. Fascist hooligans, almost

PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE REGIONAL PRESS

By Mikhail Kochkin The scandals of the past year surrounding the nationalization or closure of national privately owned media outlets (NTV, TV-6) have lent the phrase "freedom of speech" a

DOES RUSSIA REALLY WANT MORE WAR IN CHECHNYA?

By Mikhail Kochkin In the Soviet era many of Russia's regions were bound to Chechnya by close economic, cultural and academic ties--thousands of people studied and worked in Djohar/Grozny, which