Monthly Archives: April 2011

Pravda On The Potomac-26 (What The Washington Post Wrote About Russia In April 2011)

The Washington Post's Russia reporting in April reminded the one in March: in the absence of attention-grabbing "disasters," the Post's contributors were left to their own tastes, resulting in a diverse, if somewhat eclectic, coverage. The freelance writer Kriston Capps contributed a lengthy — … Continue reading

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The 2012 Decision

I can't deny that professional tandemologists who interpret every public address by the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as a sure sign of his intent to run for president in 2012, are at least consistent.  However, being consistent doesn't necessarily … Continue reading

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Party Lines

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Russia’s complex, contradictory and at times even somewhat confused reaction to the events in Libya reflects fundamental differences in how various political forces in Russia define the country’s interests in North Africa … Continue reading

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Crimes, Punishments And Promotions

On Feb. 9, 2001, the USS Greeneville, a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine, was traveling off the coast of Hawaii on a public relations mission.  In the course of entertaining 16 civilian visitors on board of the submarine, Greeneville performed an … Continue reading

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Looking Beyond The Reset

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Sometimes political projects are like children.  You anxiously watch them; you worry about their future; you try to protect them from failure.  And then, boom, you realize that they are grown up … Continue reading

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Pravda On The Potomac-25 (What The Washington Post Wrote About Russia In March 2011)

As I pointed out on numerous occasions, the Washington Post's coverage of Russia normally picks up when Russia is struck by natural or man-made disasters.  Those being absent in March, the coverage was low in volume; yet — due perhaps to the … Continue reading

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Beyond Reset (re: The Lozansky Forum)

The 30th World Russia Forum 2011 (The Lozansky Forum) took place in Washington, DC on March 29–30 and was unquestionable, if only expected, success.  Kudos to The Maestro, Edward Lozansky, and his crew of bright young volunteer assistants! The "official flavor" of the year was celebrating the 50th Anniversary of … Continue reading

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