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Strategic Communication in EU-Russia Relations: Tensions, Challenges and Opportunities

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  • 23 April 2018

Few days ago it appeared a book about Russian - European union relations, edited in Moscow by professor Evgeny Pashetsev and Erik Vlaeminck.

The title of this book is : "Strategic Communication in EU-Russia Relations: Tensions, Challenges and Opportunities", published on Moscow by The International Center for Socio-Political Studies and Consulting (ICSPSC), with the academic support of the Institute of Contemporary Internationa

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This isn’t 1980 and Theresa May isn’t Jimmy Carter

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  • 27 March 2018

I expected to see articles popping up comparing the British Prime Minister to Jimmy Carter on the eve of the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

On the face of it, the soil was fertile for a comparative piece: a partial boycott of a global sporting event, which will show case Russia to the world and a time where relations between Russia and the West are and were at low points; not to mention that both are considered weak leaders playing bad

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The Big Issue On The Campaign Trail

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  • 21 February 2018

As a Russian historian, I could not help but notice the not so subtly obvious. Every night on Rossiya 1 and Perviy Kanal, the candidates have been talking about Russian history like it is going out of fashion.

They and the Russian public are well aware of the urgent issues. Indeed, I could use up my words listing them. Yet, conduct a simple Google or Yandex search and the candidates are all s

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Alterglobalismul. Fațeta „lumii islamice”

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  • 16 February 2018

În ultimele decenii ale secolului XXI o parte dintre politologi s-au aplecat asupra fenomenului  „alterglobalismului”, prin care au evaluat „lumea islamică” și „lumea rusă”. Subiectul rămâne deschis și astăzi, ori acesta impune o abordare riguroasă atunci când ne focalizăm pe fenomen ab integrum  și, în același timp, cere o raționalizare a parametrilor și contextului în care se exprimă fenomenul. Nu este un concept alambicat și nici propagandistic, dispun

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Azebaijan, cheia geostrategică a Asiei Centrale

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  • 13 February 2018

După destrămarea URSS, Azerbaijanul a fost statul ex-sovietic care alături de    republicile Baltice a avut o dezvoltare constantă și durabilă. Desigur, aici pot fi adresate unele critici regimului de la Baku cu privire la democrație, care în opinia multor analiști este doar mimată la Baku. Însă faptul adevărat este că acest stat a reușit să își gestioneze eficient resursele de care dispune pentru a deveni o societate prosperă. I se atribuie Azerbaijanului etichet

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Cecenia – o istorie tristă a rezistenței la rusificare

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  • 12 February 2018

Cecenia este o republică autonomă din cadrul marii Federații Ruse, aflată pe linia nordică a Munților Caucaz, având ca vecini la vest Ingușetia și Osetia de Nord, la est Republica Daghestan, la nord ținutul Stavropol din Rusia, iar la sud Georgia.

Situația Ceceniei este una singulară la nivelul cordonului de state tampon din Caucazul de Nord, fiind singura unde s-au dus două războaie civile, cel de-al doilea continuând ș

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Who is Pavel Grudinin?

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  • 1 February 2018

The Communist Party surprised the world by nominating a new candidate for president. Its veteran leader and multi-time presidential candidate, Gennady Zyuganov, lost the party membership’s vote to run against President Putin in 2018, after announcing his bid on the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution.

Instead, a 57-year-old Sovkhoz owner who was not even a party member got the nomination.

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Who is Ksenia Sobchak?

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  • 30 December 2017

An unlikely presidential candidate, in 2017 socialite and TV personality, Ksenia Sobchak, announced her intention to run in the Russian Presidential Election 2018. She claimed this would be an ‘against all’[1] bid for the presidency.

Ksenia Sobchak will be the first woman to run for the Russian presidency in fourteen years. This move was greeted with cynicism and intrigue in Russia and the W

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How The Russian Presidential Election Works

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  • 27 December 2017

Since 2008, Russian presidents are directly elected to a six-year term and are limited to serving a maximum of two.

The Russian president is elected in a two round system. The first round (March 18) features all registered candidates on the ballot. If no candidate reaches a majority of votes, the second round takes place three weeks later and is a run-off between the two candidates with the highest vote.

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Russia: Four Things to Watch in 2018

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  • 22 December 2017

1. Putin's Probable Re-election

The 2018 presidential election is not so much about who will win, but who will later succeed Putin. According to the Russian constitution, Putin has one six-year term remaining. By the end of this term (2024), he will be in his 70s.

There appears no obvious successor emerging in the background. However, Putin himself was never expected to succeed Boris Yeltsin. This has led many commenta

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