Konstantin Dobrynin: Russia’s Future Is Rapped in an Enigma. Musicians have helped spur an antiestablishment moment that could loosen Putin’s grip on the culture. The Wall Street Journal, 14 January 2019
Americans heard about Russia last year mostly in connection with the Trump investigation, but here we remember 2018 for its crackdowns on civil liberties. Vladimir Putin largely has continued his yearslong campaign of censorship over Russian news and culture. But believe it or not, things don’t look hopeless at all.