Battle fatigue: why has Russian culture become saturated with war?
In theatre, fashion, books and even education — military themes and imagery have crept into every corner of mainstream Russian culture recently. Andrei Arkhangelsky investigates the motivations behind the phenomenon, and what it says about the prevailing mood in Russia today
Anything goes: how the Russian news became a postmodern game without rules
Political spectrum: the three colours of the Cold War
Power play: what the Moscow Victory Day parade reveals about Russia and the west, then and now
Theatre of war: new-found patriotism meets old-school propaganda in a Russian opera about Crimea