Tag Archives: Medvedev

Are We Trying To Lose Russia Again?

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Russia is back in the focus of U.S. media. Needless to say, the coverage is mostly negative: as I wrote before, only “bad” news about Russia can spark excitement in American … Continue reading

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The Next Stop Is Duma

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Will those who believe that the Dec. 4 Duma elections still matter please raise their hands? Well, not a big crowd. And no wonder: the announcement that Vladimir Putin is returning … Continue reading

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Cassandra Who Cried Wolf, Or The Ungrateful Business Of Predicting Russia’s Future

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) In May 2001, the Atlantic magazine went to print featuring an article soberly titled “Russia is finished.”  Summarizing his experience in living in Russia since 1993, the article’s author, Jeffrey Tayler, … Continue reading

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