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Tapping on the Shoulder

 “To every man there comes a time in his lifetime, that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered that special chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. … Continue reading

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The Campaign

The head of staff of Vladimir Putin’s presidential election campaign, Stanislav Govorukhin, gave an interview to the Izvestia daily, where he shared a few interesting details about Putin’s ongoing quest for the third presidency. First, Govorukhin criticized President Dmitry Medvedev, … Continue reading

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The president for the next four months

On Dec. 31, 1999, the ailing President of Russia Boris Yeltsin suddenly resigned and transferred the supreme power in the country to his young and energetic prime minister, Vladimir Putin.  Putin went on to win the presidential election on March … Continue reading

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Resetting Putin

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) A consensus is emerging among Russia watchers that Vladimir Putin’s return to the Russian presidency will have little impact on the country’s foreign policy and, in particular, on U.S.-Russia relations. Andrew … Continue reading

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The Kremlin Castling

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) The moment of Decision 2012 has finally arrived. Last Saturday, addressing the cast of a costly show called the XII Congress of the United Russia party, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced … Continue reading

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