Vladislav Surkov and Vladimir Putin

Liberal democracy is closing down – time has come for Lithuania’s Putinisation

“Foreign politicians accuse Russia of meddling in elections and referendums around the world. In reality, everything is more serious. Russia is meddling with people’s minds and those same people do not know what to do with their altered consciousness”, – writes the creator of Putinism ideology and the term “sovereign democracy”, Vladislav Surkov. […]

Yandex Taxi ad in in Vilnius

Legal measures against Yandex.Taxi are being looked for, Lithuanian PM says

Specific and motivated legal solutions against ride-sharing company Yandex.Taxi are being looked for, but that’s not a strategic company which can be subject to certain restrictions, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. […]

Vladimir Putin

Upcoming presidential election in Russia and Putin 4.0 System

The Russian presidential election will take place in a month, but the winner is already clear. The only candidate capable of receiving wider support from voters, Alexey Navalny, has been banned from registering as a candidate due to his criminal record, stemming from a fraud conviction he views as illegitimate. Accordingly, the question now is not about what kind of elections these will be, but what they will mean for Vladimir Putin’s fourth term. In other words, what will the Putin 4.0 system look like? What challenges will it face? […]

Sergey Magnitsky grave

Seimas one ballot short of passing Magnitsky Act

Lithuania’s parliament has merely one ballot left until adoption of the so-called Magnitsky Act, which would ban entry to foreigners involved in large-scale corruption, money laundering or human rights violations. […]

protest against fracking

Kremlin’s tethers? Attempts to uncover what game anti-fracking “green” protesters are playing

Several US congressmen have initiated an investigation which aims to investigate the potential influence of Russia on “green” movements which are fighting against fracking. There have been discussions of a similar investigation in Lithuania as […]

Mindaugas Bastys

How many politicians working in the Parliament are still loyal to Russia?

Mindaugas Bastys, who was recently said to have been operating against Lithuania, cannot be the only person in Parliament who is loyal to Russia. Parliaments’ National Security and Defence (NSGK) Committee members do not reject […]