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PONARS Eurasia 05 Nov 2018
Point & Counterpoint is a new online forum that gives the floor to experts on and from Russia and its neighbors to share their insights into the most important developments concerning the region. This includes not only in-depth analysis, but also research-based debates and informed book reviews, all as part of a non-ideological platform for the study of the Russia-Eurasia region...
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Pavel Podvig 17 Jan 2019
(Daily Beast) The United States, Russia, and China all tested new super-fast “hypersonic” munitions in 2018, escalating a global competition for weaponry that can strike farther and harder than ever before and potentially defeat existing defenses. The Russian and Chinese hypersonics tests were the most dramatic. But the much quieter American trial pointed toward a much more immediate and...
Randall Stone 15 Jan 2019
(WXXI News) Freedom of speech is complicated in Russia. “You can be assassinated for being an investigative reporter in Russia and that happens periodically,” Randall Stone professor of political science and the director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester, told host Evan Dawson when he recently appeared as a guest...
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Pavel Baev 15 Jan 2019
(EDM) Unlike the year before, Russia entered 2019 with low expectations and deepening disappointment in its own faltering revival. In contrast, the World Cup provided a focus for anticipation in 2018, and the presidential elections, pre-determined as the outcome was, raised hopes for increases of pensions and social benefits. Those hopes turned into frustration with the upping of the...
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Brian Taylor 11 Jan 2019
(ABC Radio) Brian Taylor was interviewed on Australia's ABC radio regarding the detention of former US Marine Paul Whelan in Russia. "At the moment I would lean towards an explanation that has much more to do with what's going on in terms of the FSB [Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation] trying to up its image," Taylor told ABC, "maybe even some agent within the FSB...
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PONARS Eurasia 11 Jan 2019
(Point & Counterpoint) Russia accepts about four million labor migrants annually, most of them from three Central Asian states. Less noticeable are internal migrant workers—Russian nationals who move to another place to make money, leaving their families behind. Maria Lipman talks to demographer Yulia Florinskaya (RANEPA) about the trends, rules, and practices of labor migration in...

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