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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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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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Identitatea europeană, asiatică sau eurasiatică a Rusiei. Discursuri intelectuale, teorii speculative și luări de poziție ideologice

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  • 6 November 2017

Problema filiației culturale multiple a identității rusești a reprezentat de-a lungul ultimelor trei secole și ceva o constantă a preocupărilor elitelor din Rusia, cunoscând un reviriment alimentat ideologic și politic în deceniile de după destrămarea Uniunii Sovietice și rămânând extrem de actuală în cea mai strictă contemporaneitate. În discursul acestor elite problema identității rusești lua inevitabil în considerare raportarea Rusiei la genomul cultural și ins

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The Revolution at 100, Stalin’s Terror at 80, Russia at 27

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  • 4 November 2017

 The Russian Government hoped nobody would notice, and sure enough, most of you did not. The 80th anniversary of the order that began the ‘Great Terror’ was ignored for lavish celebrations of Naval Day. In addition, the unveiling of the ‘Wall of Sorrows’ was ignored due to the release of Matilda.

As President Vladimir Putin stood at a podium in St. Petersburg earlier this year speaking of the high morals and professi

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Matilda: what was all the fuss about?

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  • 30 October 2017

So there I was, opening night of the most controversial film of the year. I paid my 370 rubles for a ticket to see the much anticipated Matilda: secret of the Romanov house. As I walked in, I noticed two police officers; not the norm for any Russian cinema, and they were also there when I left. It turns out nobody wanted a scene caused so it was just a precaution.

As the theatre filled up, I noticed something about the

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Matricea şi „Matrioşka”

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  • 15 October 2017

Deşi nu de neocolit, ne întrebăm adeseori cui serveşte o prezentare de carte. Să fie destinată potenţialului cititor pentru a-i facilita înţelegerea, să fie îndreptată chiar înspre mintea autorului de curând eliberată de ipotezele şi teoriile din lucrare, o liniştire asupra temei propriei valori, o zgândărire plăcută a orgoliului ? Să fie un mijloc sigur de publicitate comercială sau numai o modă trecătoare deşi aparent perenă ?  Orice s-ar spune în legătură cu as

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