Monthly Archives: April 2008

Putin And United Russia: Married Without Children

The election of President Vladimir Putin as the chairman of United Russia crowns the long-lasting relationship between the two.  They are like sweethearts who have finally gotten married after years of romance and courtship.  Will this union produce anything more … Continue reading

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Putin And United Russia: Married Without Children

The election of President Vladimir Putin as the chairman of United Russia crowns the long-lasting relationship between the two.  They are like sweethearts who have finally gotten married after years of romance and courtship.  Will this union produce anything more … Continue reading

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From Sochi With…? What Has The Bush-Putin Summit Really Achieved?

In March 2006, a group of Russia experts issued a report, "Russia’s Wrong Direction."  The report has held that the "strategic partnership" between the United States and Russia wasn’t possible anymore and had to be replaced with "selective cooperation."  The … Continue reading

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From Sochi With…? What Has The Bush-Putin Summit Really Achieved?

In March 2006, a group of Russia experts issued a report, "Russia’s Wrong Direction."  The report has held that the "strategic partnership" between the United States and Russia wasn’t possible anymore and had to be replaced with "selective cooperation."  The … Continue reading

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32 Years Later: A Pregnant Man, Oprah Winfrey And Scientific Communism

I apologize to the readers of this blog for drifting off the subject, but I cannot help but share this story. Spring 1976.  I was about to graduate from the St. Petersburg (Leningrad back then)  State University with a B.S. … Continue reading

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32 Years Later: A Pregnant Man, Oprah Winfrey And Scientific Communism

I apologize to the readers of this blog for drifting off the subject, but I cannot help but share this story. Spring 1976.  I was about to graduate from the St. Petersburg (Leningrad back then)  State University with a B.S. … Continue reading

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The Graham Rule vs. Cohen Doctrine

The Bush-Putin summit in Sochi on Sunday, their last as presidents, has a chance to become a milestone in the history of U.S.-Russia relations.  Obviously, the success of the summit will in great part depend on specific topics the two … Continue reading

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