About me

András Tóth-Czifra

political scientist, Russia watcher
based in Brooklyn




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?

Opinions expressed here belong to me and me alone and do not reflect the view of any organisation that I am or have been involved with.
Contributions, comments and sophisticated bad language are always welcome!