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The death of Alexei Navalny: Has the torch been extinguished for Russian opposition?

9th May 2024

Writer Paul-Matthieu Faure examines the impact of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and speaks to Russian UofG students following Navalny’s death. On 16 February, Alexei Navalny, the most prominent opposition figure in Russia, died at the arctic “Polar Wolf” gulag from “sudden death syndrome,” according to the Russian prison service. This came almost 4 years after ...


Review: Pussy Riot @ Maryhill Community Central Hall

16th November 2022

Books Editor Constance Roisin reviews Pussy Riot’s anti-war tour as it closed the Great Western Festival. As it is the last act of a day-long festival, the crowd are all tired, half sitting down around the room,  and no one seems to notice when a member of Pussy Riot gets on stage and starts a ...


Ukrainian students continue study abroad exchanges in Glasgow as war rages at home

1st April 2022

The Glasgow Guardian talks to Ukrainian students on what it has been like studying in Glasgow as Russia invaded their homeland, and the support they have received from the University. Daria Pavlenko was an Erasmus student at Glasgow last semester and had recently come back on a trip to visit friends. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ...


Winter Olympics doping scandal: Another slippery slope for the Russian Olympic Committee

8th March 2022

Russian Olympic Committee skating on thin ice once again following doping scandals at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The history of Russia at the Olympics is troubled. Participating first as the Russian Empire, they later competed as the Soviet Union, Unified Team, Russia and finally, following the 2017 state-sponsored doping scandal uncovered in the ...


Putin’s Ukrainian invasion may be the saving grace Boris Johnson never predicted

2nd March 2022

Lost to memory are the Barnard Castle eye test, Matt Hancock’s lockdown lover and #Partygate… for now. The pandemic has been anything but plain sailing for Boris Johnson’s government but the latest Covid-related scandal was viewed by many as the tipping point. The revelations of persistent streams of champagne fuelled get-togethers and quick trips to ...


International Spotlight: Ukraine

28th February 2022

Central and Eastern European Studies student Joseph Elgar provides an explanation of what is happening in Ukraine, and the ramifications it will have on international politics. After months of military intensification on the Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin announced his intention to launch military operations against Ukraine at 6am local time on Thursday 24 February 2022, ...