Are Russians Getting Fed Up With Sham Elections?
Discontent may be brewing after an apparent Putin victory
Who Killed Yevgeny Prigozhin?
Monitoring consensus on Russian state and social media
Abortion in Russia: a political landscape
Yes, there is a religious angle. But overall, the issue is less politically polarizing than it is in the US and reflects Russians' widespread anxiety over demographic decline.
Why the Insurrection Failed
Five Factors that Led to Prigozhin’s Downfall
How Trouble Found the Mayor of Krasnodar (and What He Did About It)
Negative sentiment does not always mean displeasure. To make sense of sentiment in big data sets, one actually needs to know the minutiae of local social conditions. Sounds too paradoxical? Consider the recent fortunes of Evgeny Naumov, the mayor of Krasnodar.
(Re)Introducing the FilterLabs Newsletter
As we have expanded our work not only beyond Russia but also into other types of data (economic, consumer, and social indicators), we have come to believe that a broader aperture is needed.
Democrats Surfed the Red Wave — but local focus could have helped them do better
In addition to our work on Ukraine and Russia, which is typically the focus of our newsletter, FilterLabs.AI also
How Propaganda Spreads When Nobody Believes It
The dirty bomb rumor and other pseudo-events
The Half-Life of Propaganda
As war in the Donbas region grinds on, the Russian military is in desperate need of fresh troops. From central
The Everyday Issues that Could End the Russia-Ukraine War
It may look like the Russian forces are in disarray and sure to retreat soon,
even from the Donbas region