About me

András Tóth-Czifra


policy advisor, political scientist, currently based in Shanghai
blogging about Russian politics


My philosophy:

Умом Россию не понять,
Аршином общим не измерить:
У ней особенная стать —
В Россию можно только верить.

Who would grasp Russia with the mind?
For her no yardstick was created:
Her soul is of a special kind,
By faith alone appreciated.

(Fyodor Tyutchev, trans. by John Dewey)

This blog means to be a small contribution to the solution of the eternal question: who runs Russia and how?
For this purpose I will use instruments of kremlinology, political science, statistics as well as thoughts and assumptions plucked out of thin air.

Opinions expressed here belong to me and me alone. Contributions, comments and bad language are always welcome!
  • Yong

    Nice work!