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30/03/2017 - 15:26
President Vladimir Putin is the embodiment of nostalgia not so much for Soviet times as for that period’s sacralization of the state, which...
20/03/2017 - 11:58
Reuters reported that Russia’s special forces had been deployed in western Egypt towards the border with Libya to support its surrogate,...
27/02/2017 - 19:19
“Ura! Ura! Ura!” I vividly remember the wall of sound as stern, gray-uniformed soldiers met their commander’s greeting: “Congratulations on...
24/02/2017 - 15:30
To young Russians like me, supporting or criticising Vladimir Putin is a moral choice. To support him is to oppose western...
15/02/2017 - 13:46
But whether or not this diplomatic gambit provides a desperately needed reprieve for the Syrian people, the agreement’s most noteworthy...
19/01/2017 - 13:10
It is now a quarter-century since the Soviet Union disintegrated; and 2017 will mark the centennial of the Russian Revolution, which...
05/01/2017 - 13:23
It’s important to note that while 2016, the year ending today, has been a dreadful one for Westerners who treasure freedom, with Vladimir...
27/12/2016 - 14:19
Observers also view the resurgence of Russia’s military power and geopolitical ambitions under Vladimir Putin as evidence that Russia seeks...
17/12/2016 - 14:24
The cultural conservatism of the Russian leadership and its loyal but shallow intelligentsia is not an , but only a snarky gesture...
01/12/2016 - 13:22
In the end, October’s inaugural “honorary member of the pseudoscience academy” award went to Irina Yermakova, a biologist and regular...
04/11/2016 - 17:12
Vladimir Putin’s rule accelerated and deepened Russia’s decline. Putin came to power in 1999 at a time when 70% of the Russian economy was...
30/10/2016 - 17:28
Lenin, again for tactical reasons, also supported national autonomy movements that destroyed empires; Stalin initiated a nationalist...

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