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      Editor’s note: Russia Direct stops updating its website
      Mar26

      Editor’s note: Russia Direct stops updating its website

      Editor’s note: Russia Direct stops updating its websiteRussia Direct has stopped updating its website following the failure of negotiations between an independent party to take over Russia Direct from its owner, Russian newspaper Rossisykaya GazetaRussia Direct has stopped updating its website following the failure of negotiations between...

      How Russia is preparing for the 2018 presidential elections
      Mar22

      How Russia is preparing for the 2018 presidential elections

      How Russia is preparing for the 2018 presidential electionsThe Kremlin is hesitant about allowing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to run for presidency. However, he might be seen as both a tool of attracting voters to the polling stations and a troublemakerThe Kremlin is hesitant about allowing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to...

      How Russia is preparing for Putin’s victory in the 2018 presidential election
      Mar21

      How Russia is preparing for Putin’s victory in the 2018 presidential election

      How Russia is preparing for Putin’s victory in the 2018 presidential electionThe Kremlin is hesitant about allowing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to run for presidency. He might be seen as both a tool of attracting voters to the polling stations and a troublemakerThe Kremlin is hesitant about allowing Russian opposition leader...

      The ‘Crimean question’ in Canada-Russia relations
      Mar20

      The ‘Crimean question’ in Canada-Russia relations

      The ‘Crimean question’ in Canada-Russia relationsEven though cherry-picking might be natural for media and politicians who seek to promote their own agenda, such approach could be counterproductive in resolving the Ukrainian standoff, an indicated by the debates over CrimeaEven though cherry-picking might be natural for media and...

      Three years after Russia retook Crimea, the locals are disappointed
      Mar20

      Three years after Russia retook Crimea, the locals are disappointed

      Three years after Russia retook Crimea, the locals are disappointed Russia’s third celebration of the Crimean takeover got the media attention in Russia last week, with some experts warning that the euphoria over Crimea might end sooner and laterRussia’s third celebration of the Crimean takeover got the media attention in Russia last...

      The democratic Russia we lost
      Mar17

      The democratic Russia we lost

      The democratic Russia we lostIt would be erroneous to think that appetite for democracy in Russia will inevitably come in the course of time – it will come only if its citizens feel that their voices do matter. This is the lesson modern Russia should learn from the historic phenomenon of democracies in medieval Novgorod and PskovIt would be...

      The Dutch election: A relief for Europe, a disappointment for the Kremlin?
      Mar17

      The Dutch election: A relief for Europe, a disappointment for the Kremlin?

      The Dutch election: A relief for Europe, a disappointment for the Kremlin? The defeat of the populist candidate at the Mar. 15 Dutch election doesn’t necessarily mean that the rise of populism is over in Europe. With the immigration crisis in full swing, the trend will persist and the Kremlin will keep benefiting from it. Yet this...

      Why Trump backtracks on his Russia policy
      Mar14

      Why Trump backtracks on his Russia policy

      Why Trump backtracks on his Russia policy Trump’s picks for a new national security advisors and Russia ambassador — Herbert Raymond McMaster and John Huntsman, who cannot be seen as “doves” — indicate that the U.S. president is trying to find common ground with the establishment and legitimize his presidency Trump’s picks for a new...

      Will Russia and the US compete in Cuba?
      Mar10

      Will Russia and the US compete in Cuba?

      Will Russia and the US compete in Cuba?Just as the United States has been exerting its influence with Russia’s neighbors in the East, Russia has been following China’s lead into the Americas by fostering partnerships with Latin American countries and prompting preventive diplomatic actions by the United StatesJust as the United States...

      US suspicion of Russia: Witch hunt or legitimate distrust?
      Mar10

      US suspicion of Russia: Witch hunt or legitimate distrust?

      US suspicion of Russia: Witch hunt or legitimate distrust?Debates: Russia Direct interviewed a number of experts to find out to what extent the suspicion surrounding U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is legitimate and justifiedDebates: Russia Direct interviewed a number of experts to find out to what extent...

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