Monthly Archives: September 2010

United We Stand. What For?

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines.) I know what former President Ronald Reagan would have said had he learned that Russian liberals decided to unite: "There you go again." Indeed, anyone watching Russian politics couldn’t escape an acute … Continue reading

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United We Stand. What For?

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines.) I know what former President Ronald Reagan would have said had he learned that Russian liberals decided to unite: "There you go again." Indeed, anyone watching Russian politics couldn’t escape an acute … Continue reading

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On Koran, Mosque, And People Of “Caucasian Ethnicity” (The Values Gap-2)

A May 2010 poll conducted by VCIOM asked 1,600 people in 42 regions of Russia the following question: "Are there any particular ethnic groups you feel negatively about?"  While 56% of the respondents said "no", 29%  acknowledged having negative feelings toward "kavkaztsy", a collective term describing … Continue reading

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The Values Gap

Critics of the "reset" in U.S.-Russia relations often argue that a true strategic partnership between the two countries is impossible because Russia recognizes few, if any, geopolitical priorities of the United States and doesn't adhere to its "values."  Writing for the  January 2010 issue of The … Continue reading

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The Values Gap

Critics of the "reset" in U.S.-Russia relations often argue that a true strategic partnership between the two countries is impossible because Russia recognizes few, if any, geopolitical priorities of the United States and doesn't adhere to its "values."  Writing for the  January 2010 issue of The … Continue reading

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Pravda On The Potomac-18 (What The Washington Post Wrote About Russia In August 2010)

One could reasonably expect that after an avalanche of Russia related publications in June and, especially, July, a sort of fatigue was about to set in in the Post's coverage of Russia in August.  And it certainly did.  Yet Russia wasn't completely forgotten, … Continue reading

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