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Poland on “Russian menace.” Media review

Poland’s establishment stirred up talks over the ways to build up relations with Russia. Previously, the belief of Russia’s “aggressive nature” was the dominant opinion, but now Talaga, observer of Rzeczpospolita, asks to pay attention to arguments for a constructive dialogue. The similar viewpoint is shared not only by the …

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Is there a civil society in Russia?

There is an old tradition in the West to criticize Russia for the lack of civil society. It’s generally accepted that the Russian government knows only an authoritarian management style and immediately suppresses any forms of civil self-determination and self-organization, which aren’t controlled by it. But is that true? To …

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Velvet Revolution in UN

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in an interview to Swedish SVT expressed his strong wish to carry out principled structural reforms in the UN starting with the Security Council. ‘We face structural problems since the Council represented the world as it had been after World War 2 and not the …

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How could Russia counter sanctions and missiles?

The latest steps of the United States and its allies in the hybrid war: sanctions against Russian public corporations and missile strikes on the Kremlin’s allies in Syria – have triggered a heated debate in the Russian society. Government officials, military personnel, financial analysts, political experts and average citizens differ …

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Non-Russian Alaska

The Indians fought Russians up to 2004 The sale of Alaska to Americans is still talked about and grieved for by Russians. But what is not widely known is that a bloody and bitter war between Russian colonists and the Tlingit Indian temerarious nation has become one of the causes …

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‘Sleeping genius’ and violent incompetence

In the USSR, alongside with immeasurable glorification of the Soviet statehood, there existed special cult of fighters against the arbitrary state rule employed as an exploitation tool. Rebels, terrorists, revolutionaries of all sorts belonging to various epochs and geographical locations, were seen as foregoers or supporters of the socialist state, …

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