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      Eight women of the Russian Revolution
      Mar08

      Eight women of the Russian Revolution

      Eight women of the Russian RevolutionThe Russian February Revolution started on Mar. 8, according to New Style, and ironically coincided with International Women’s Day. Russia Direct presents eight female revolutionaries who left their mark in historyThe Russian February Revolution started on Mar. 8, according to New Style, and ironically...

      What lessons Trump, Putin can learn from the 1986 US-Soviet summit
      Mar07

      What lessons Trump, Putin can learn from the 1986 US-Soviet summit

      What lessons Trump, Putin can learn from the 1986 US-Soviet summitThree decades on, as the leaders of Russia and the United States prepare for their first meeting since the 2016 U.S. election, the 1986 Soviet-American summit opened a new path in relations between the nuclear superpowers. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American...

      The next century: Realpolitik vs. liberalism
      Mar01

      The next century: Realpolitik vs. liberalism

      The next century: Realpolitik vs. liberalismSqueezed between networked citizens and assertive non-state actors, states will have to balance between liberalism and realpolitik to adjust to the new geopolitical reality of the 21st centurySqueezed between networked citizens and assertive non-state actors, states will have to balance between...

      The next century: Realpolitik vs. liberalism
      Mar01

      The next century: Realpolitik vs. liberalism

      The next century: Realpolitik vs. liberalismSqueezed between networked citizens and assertive non-state actors, states will have to balance between liberalism and realpolitik to adjust to the new geopolitical reality of the 21st centurySqueezed between networked citizens and assertive non-state actors, states will have to balance between...

      Slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov brings together Russian opposition
      Feb27

      Slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov brings together Russian opposition

      Slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov brings together Russian oppositionTwo years after the murder of Russian opposition activists Boris Nemtsov, Russians took to the streets to commemorate him and remind the nation that the real perpetrators are not still punishedTwo years after the murder of Russian opposition activists Boris Nemtsov, Russians...

      Is new US National Security Advisor McMaster good or bad for Moscow?
      Feb24

      Is new US National Security Advisor McMaster good or bad for Moscow?

      Is new US National Security Advisor McMaster good or bad for Moscow?Debates: With Flynn being seen in the U.S. as a lobbyist of Russia’s interests and an advocate of lifting the anti-Kremlin sanctions, McMaster has an image of a pragmatic realist who has no illusions about Russia. What does it mean for the Kremlin? Debates: With Flynn being...

      Scapegoating Russia
      Feb22

      Scapegoating Russia

      Scapegoating RussiaFor the West, Russia is the best candidate to criticize and blame for all its woesFor the West, Russia is the best candidate to criticize and blame for all its woes.A fragment of the cover of Russia Direct’s report “The Year in Review: What Changed in 2016 and What to Expect in 2017.” Photo: Christopher Michel...

      Is a post-West world order really viable?
      Feb22

      Is a post-West world order really viable?

      Is a post-West world order really viable?Russia is trying to promote its post-West narrative that challenges the future of the U.S.-led global order. However, it remains to be seen if Moscow succeeds in its efforts to frame the meaning of a new historic eraRussia is trying to promote its post-West narrative that challenges the future of the...

      The indirect impact of Germany’s presidential election on Russia
      Feb21

      The indirect impact of Germany’s presidential election on Russia

      The indirect impact of Germany’s presidential election on Russia Germany’s new president won’t immediately improve German-Russian relations, but he might foster a shift in the composition of the political elites. This could have an indirect impact on Moscow-Berlin relationsGermany’s new president won’t immediately...

      Russia’s UN envoy, Munich and Putin’s decree on Donbas passports
      Feb21

      Russia’s UN envoy, Munich and Putin’s decree on Donbas passports

      Russia’s UN envoy, Munich and Putin’s decree on Donbas passportsRussian media roundup: The death of Russia’s UN ambassador, the Munich International Security Conference and President Vladimir Putin’s decree on the acceptance of Donbas passports made headlinesRussian media roundup: The death of Russia’s UN ambassador,...

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