Also by Sergei Gogin
September 02, 2020
Red Scare: United Russia Uses 'Administrative Resources' To Beat Back Communists In Ulyanovsk
Across Russia, the increasingly unpopular ruling United Russia party faces voter hostility in local elections set for September 13. In Ulyanovsk, the party has dug deep into its bag of dirty tricks to counter a surging Communist Party challenge.
June 03, 2019
Volga, Volga! Low-Water Crisis Raises Questions About Managing Russia's Main Artery
In some Volga River reservoirs, the water has receded hundreds of meters from the normal shoreline and many tributaries have been reduced to muddy puddles, raising questions about how one of Russia's most vital river systems is being managed.
February 09, 2019
Parasite Puzzle: Answers Sought As Tapeworms Strike Russian Cadets
At least 25 cadets in Ulyanovsk have been diagnosed with potentially fatal infections of dog tapeworm. The military academy says they got it from petting a stray dog, but worried parents and others think there's more to the story.
May 28, 2018
Anthem Tantrum: Mayor Assails Journalist As 'Traitor' For Sitting
A journalist claims Dimitrovgrad's mayor publicly called him a "traitor" and struck him twice after he failed to stand during the national anthem. The mayor admits calling the journalist a traitor but says if he'd struck him "even at half-strength," the reporter wouldn't have been able "to get up and go off to write about it."
January 08, 2017
Russian Censors' Fight Against Teen Suicide Looks Ham-Fisted To Some
Teen suicide is a serious issue in Russia. But critics say a law banning websites from publishing information "about ways of committing suicide" is being abused because it is both too general and enforcement seems to be automated.