Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Summer Hit: Are Russia And NATO Moving Toward A Collision Over European Missile Defense?

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) By all accounts, the last year was a successful one for Russian diplomacy, with the signing and ratification of U.S.-Russia nuclear reduction treaty commonly known as New START, being evidently the most recognizable … Continue reading

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An Angry Man With A Newspaper

I don't like stuff written "on occasion", be this occasion a jubilee of something or an anniversary of someone.  I doubt that the recent flood of half-baked — and usually self-serving — publications commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan or the 80th … Continue reading

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The Last Chance

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Some credit must be given to Russia’s “united liberals.”  When, in the fall of 2010, four opposition leaders – Mikhail Kasyanov, Vladimir Milov, Boris Nemtsov, and Vladimir Ryzhkov – formed a new coalition, … Continue reading

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Democracy Promotion For Dummies, Or What Is The Color Of Your Revolution?

Just a month ago, a Washington Post editorial shared with us some bad news: freedom is on retreat around the globe.  Helping the Post's editors arrive at such a sad conclusion was a survey by the Freedom House which claimed that the … Continue reading

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The Lozansky Forum 2011

The World Russia Forum 2011 (The Lozansky Forum) will take place in Washington, DC on March 29 – 30.  Celebrating its own 30th birthday, the Forum is dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic space mission.  For additional information and registration … Continue reading

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All The President’s Messages

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) President Dmitry Medvedev’s passion for social networking as a means of communication, including his experiments with video blogging or tweeting, nicely fits his image of a modern, technology savvy, politician. Yet when it … Continue reading

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Pravda On The Potomac-23 (What The Washington Post Wrote About Russia In January 2011)

It was humanly impossible to sustain for a long time the high intensity that characterized the Washington Post's coverage of Russia in December, the coverage that was dominated by the U.S. Senate ratification of the New START treaty.  Besides, by going on long … Continue reading

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