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Ivo Mijnssen holds an MA in Eastern European History and Sociology from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He worked as a resercher in the Swiss...

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AP / Muzaffar Salman

Why Russia Just Can’t Quit Syria’s Dictator

The Kremlin risks international isolation with its uncompromising stance on Syria, but Russia has powerful incentives to protect Bashar al-Assad.

Posted on Feb 6, 2012 READ MORE


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AP / Dmitry Lovetsky

The Puzzling Presidential Candidacy of Mikhail Prokhorov

Representing oligarchs, playboys and the NBA, the billionaire is an unlikely candidate for president, but his and other campaigns may manage to embarrass Russia’s most powerful man.

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 READ MORE


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AP / Sergey Ponomarev

Mass Protests Are Not a Threat to Putin … Yet

The largest anti-government protests in more than a decade have created a new political dynamic in Russia, but there is no real alternative to Vladimir Putin.

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Ivo Mijnssen holds an MA in Eastern European History and Sociology from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He worked as a resercher in the Swiss National Science Foundation’s project “Democracy and the Nation in Russia” and wrote numerous scientific articles on memory and memory politics in contemporary Russia. He is currently working as a freelance journalist.

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