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Remembering 9/11

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Sept. 11, 2001 is to forever remain one of the most significant milestones in the American history. And not only history: the very fabric of American society abruptly changed on that fateful … Continue reading

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Open-mike diplomacy

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) The Seoul Nuclear Security Symposium provided a set stage for the last summit between Russian president Dmitry Medvedev and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama.  Speaking for the media after a 90-minute … Continue reading

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The Phoenix: the rise and fall and rise of Dmitry Rogozin

On Jan. 21, 2005, something unprecedented happened in the Russian State Duma: five deputies from the Rodina faction, headed by its leader, Dmitry Rogozin, entered Rogozin’s spacious office in the Duma building – where five air-mattresses were waiting for them … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Love Thy Enemy

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Only a few month ago, a consensus among Russia watchers was that the return of Vladimir Putin to the Russian presidency will have little impact on U.S.-Russia relations. Andrew Kuchins of … Continue reading

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Enemy at the door?

                                   (This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) In an attempt to sugarcoat the poor performance of the United Russia party in the Dec. 4 Duma elections, its supporters argue that the party’s results conform to “European standards.”  … Continue reading

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For Russia, No News Is Good News

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Russia seems to be losing its status as a major newsmaker in the U.S. media.  Take, for instance, the influential Washington Post.  Since the beginning of June, the newspaper has published only three … Continue reading

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