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Guest: Niko Vorobyov on the adventures in dopeworld.

Biculturalism and the Apollo-Soyuz Mission


The final two short audio pieces from the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia. “A Brief Conversation on Biculturalism” by Alexandra Diouk and “Remembering the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Mission: 45 years of US-Russian Space Cooperation” by Lisa Becker.

Presidential Election

Lights! Camera! Action!

The Russian electoral season is already unfolding like a stage performance.  Putin, who we might refer to as the Director, announced the date for his

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Let the Games Begin!

The date is set. Putin signed a decree designating 1 December election day to the State Duma. The vote opens up all 450 seats for

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Speculation Nation

One day later and Russia and world have reacted to the arrest of 10 suspects in Anna Politkovskaya’s murder. Most of the Russian media have

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Presidential Wager

Speculation and debate over who will be Russia’s next president has all but screeched to a halt. While a few months ago Kommersant was speculating

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The Short List

Vladimir Putin threw a curve ball into the “who will be the next Russian President” guessing game. Kommersant reports that he told reports at the

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