Tag Archives: Russia Beyond the Headlines

Obama or Romney: Who would Russians choose?

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) It’s safe to say that Russians are fed up with presidential elections. Having gone through a high-profile presidential election campaign at the beginning of the year – a campaign accompanied by heated and often … Continue reading

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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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The identity crisis

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Countries, just like people, suffer from identity crises, which I would define as inability to fully comprehend their worldwide raison d’être (known, for example, in Russia as “the national idea”), their true … Continue reading

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Jackson-Vanik Forever?

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) On Aug. 22, Russia will officially become the 156th member of the World Trade Organization, finally concluding its bumpy, 18-year-long journey to membership in the world’s largest trade body. By accepting the WTO … Continue reading

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The Drought of Trust

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) However dissimilar various natural disasters might appear – be it an earthquake, hurricane, tsunami, forest fire or a flood – they all share a number of striking similarities. First, even if … Continue reading

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S. 1039 (and H.R. 4405)

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) I wonder how many members of the U.S. Congress have heard of Adam Montoya. In 2009, Montoya was sentenced to a prison term for counterfeiting commercial checks and credits cards. Shortly … 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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