Rachel Dubin

Death and hope in Russia

Whither democracy and civil society in Russia? Recently, the liberal Duma (Parliament) deputy, Galina Starovoitova, was shot and killed in the stairwell of her apartment in St. Petersburg. As The Washington Post reported, she was an outspoken woman, defending liberalism and democracy and speaking out against the increasing anti-Semitism that has appeared in Russian politics. […]