keywords: Benedict Coleridge

  • AUSTRALIA

    National pride revives Russian soul

    • Ben Coleridge
    • 05 March 2008
    1 Comment

    When it comes to political debate, being a foreigner can be difficult. Former president Vladimir Putin's recent State of the Nation address, made on the eve of his departure from the presidency, called for national unity and 'stable development' to the exclusion of foreign influence.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Russians voting against democracy

    • Ben Coleridge
    • 12 December 2007
    1 Comment

    Russia's apathetic young people assert that even if they vote, nothing will change. They don't actually want things to change. They compare Russia with the troubled Yeltsin years. The economy and lifestyle have boomed, so why worry about free speech?

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Benedict Coleridge

    • Benedict Coleridge

    Benedict Coleridge writes the A Word Edgeways column for Eureka Street. He currently works as a policy researcher based in Brussels. He will begin graduate study in political theory in September 2013. He tweets as @Ben_Coleridge

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