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Section: Institute of Modern Russia (USA)

      Russian students to Ukrainian students: “We respect your choice, we condemn the war”
      Feb14

      Russian students to Ukrainian students: “We respect your choice, we condemn the war”

      On the day that concluded the peace talks in Minsk, students from Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia, recorded their own message to the students of Ukraine. This video, produced in collaboration with Open Russia, is a response to the message from Ukrainian students to Russian students posted at the end of January 2015. …read more Source:...

      Has Russia Divided the West?
      Feb10

      Has Russia Divided the West?

      On February 6, German Chancellor Merkel, French President Hollande, and Russian President Putin spent five hours negotiating a Ukraine peace deal in Moscow. At the end, the only thing they agreed on was to continue negotiations. Donald Jensen, resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, reviews the West’s latest diplomatic...

      Symbols and Sentences
      Jan29

      Symbols and Sentences

      On March 11, 2014, three activists, Oleg Savvin, Mikhail Feldman, and Dmitry Fonarev, hoisted a German flag at Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) building in the city of Kaliningrad. Now, each of them is facing a seven-year sentence for their symbolic protest against Russian aggression in Ukraine. According to writer Alexander...

      The Kremlin Shifts Tactics in Ukraine
      Jan06

      The Kremlin Shifts Tactics in Ukraine

      Over the past three months, the Kremlin has appeared to shift its strategy from further military advances to negotiations. The reasons for this maneuvering, though, have not affected the Kremlin’s approach to the crisis, which remains situational and opportunistic. …read more Source: Institute of Modern...

      Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “You, Not Putin, Are the Source of Power”
      Jan05

      Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “You, Not Putin, Are the Source of Power”

      On December 20, 2013, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was released after 10 years in jail. In the months that followed, Russia annexed Crimea, invaded Ukraine, passed a series of restrictive legislation, imposed a ban on the importation of foreign food, went through a currency crisis, and entered economic recession. On the anniversary of his release,...

      2014: A Year in Review
      Dec30

      2014: A Year in Review

      2014 was full of dramatic developments and unexpected turn of events. Some of them, such as the annexation of Crimea and Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, were hard to predict. Others, like Western sanctions, Russia’s expulsion from the G8, and the economic recession, had been ripening for a long time. Here, IMR recounts this...

      From Chechnya to Ukraine
      Dec18

      From Chechnya to Ukraine

      December 11 marked the twentieth anniversary of the First Chechen War, which largely defined modern Russia’s path of development. According to writer Alexander Podrabinek, that war was caused by the same factor that led to today’s Ukrainian conflict: the conviction of those raised by the Communist nomenklatura and the KGB that laws...

      The End of the Line for South Stream
      Dec16

      The End of the Line for South Stream

      On December 1, during his state visit to Turkey, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would cancel the construction of the ambitious South Stream pipeline. According to Donald Jensen, resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, this decision does not mean an end to Moscow’s search for ways to transport natural gas to Europe...

      Putin Gets a Cold Reception at the G20
      Dec08

      Putin Gets a Cold Reception at the G20

      The war in Ukraine was not formally on the agenda at the recent G20 meeting in Australia, but in one-on-one meetings, Russian president Vladimir Putin faced sharp criticism from Western leaders over Russia’s military adventures in Ukraine. Nevertheless, according to Donald Jensen, resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations,...

      Republican Congress to Push Harder Russia Line
      Nov18

      Republican Congress to Push Harder Russia Line

      On November 4 the Republican Party won control of the U.S. Senate, gaining the majority in both houses of Congress. According to Donald Jensen, resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Republican leaders are now likely to apply greater pressure to president Barack Obama to take a tougher stance on Russia and provide weapons to...

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