Monthly Archives: January 2009

(F)lying Numbers: The Art And Science Of Interpreting Russia Polls

The opening paragraph of Andreas Umland's latest article in The National Interest is impressive: "A plain extrapolation of recent political developments in Russia into the future should lead one to regard outright war with NATO as an improbable, yet possible, … Continue reading

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Gladiator (Igor Panarin v United States)

Will someone please name the second most hated Russian in the United States (the first obviously being Vladimir Putin)? Correct, it's Igor Panarin, professor of the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow.  Last November, in an interview with Izvestia, Prof. Panarin suggested that in … Continue reading

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Gladiator (Igor Panarin v United States)

Will someone please name the second most hated Russian in the United States (the first obviously being Vladimir Putin)? Correct, it's Igor Panarin, professor of the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow.  Last November, in an interview with Izvestia, Prof. Panarin suggested that in … Continue reading

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Peculiarities Of The National Economic Crisis

(It's kind of silly to blame a person for falling sick in the midst of the epidemy of influenza.  Sure, in hindsight, one could have taken more Vitamin C, had more contrast showers in the mornings, done more aerobics, or stayed … Continue reading

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