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On Putin’s Bulldogs

This week’s Russia Magazine! column, “Putin’s Bulldogs and Their Bones,” In reference to the succession struggle after Stalin’s death, Winston Churchill famously compared the opaqueness

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The Cold Civil War

May 6 is the first anniversary of the Bolotnaya protests that erupted in violence. Twenty-eight people and possibly more await prosecution. Bolotnaya has also served

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Medvedev Sacks Kudrin

Just like that Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin is gone after a 24 hour imbroglio that put him tet-a-tet with outgoing President and soon to

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God Save Putin

God save the noble Tsar! Long may he live, in pow’r, In happiness, In peace to reign! Dread of his enemies, Faith’s sure defender, God

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The Hundred-Headed Monster

In a Journey From St. Petersburg to Moscow (1790), Aleksander Radishchev referred to Russia’s autocratic system as a “hundred-headed monster that gulps down the food

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Putin vs. Medvedev

The Russian Communist Party’s excellent spoof of the 2012 Russian Presidential Elections with English subtitles. h/t Jim Meyer

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