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Vladimir Putin’s Imperial Anxieties

Vladimir Putin’s Imperial Anxieties

Vladimir Putin’s Imperial Anxieties Part 2 As Russia’s economic crisis deepens, President Vladimir Putin will need to turn his attention to keeping the lid on domestic discontent. But Putin’s understanding of the imperial nature of the Russian state could potentially […]

Russia: Raising A Red Flag About Imperial Overreach

Russia: Raising A Red Flag About Imperial Overreach

Russia: Raising A Red Flag About Imperial Overreach Part 1 Some experts in Russia are cautioning that the Kremlin’s unwillingness to address problems connected with the country’s imperial features is starting to pose a risk to the state’s territorial integrity. […]

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US Officials Announce Additions To Magnitsky List

US Officials Announce Additions To Magnitsky List The US Treasury Department has added five Russian officials to its “Magnitsky List,” which is designed to punish rights abusers in Russia. The list is an outgrowth of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of […]

Tajikistan: Poverty Fears Rise As Economy Slides

Tajikistan: Poverty Fears Rise As Economy Slides

Tajikistan: Poverty Fears Rise As Economy Slides Prices for basic goods are creeping up in Tajikistan, and Russia’s economic woes are forcing Tajik labor migrants to return home. That spells trouble for hundreds of thousands of Tajiks who are struggling […]

As Consumer Debt Rises in Russia, Collectors Get Violent

As Consumer Debt Rises in Russia, Collectors Get Violent

As Consumer Debt Rises in Russia, Collectors Get Violent A EurasiaNet Partner Post from: RFE/RL MOSCOW — Sergei has watched in horror as Russian television has been flooded with harrowing stories about vicious debt collectors terrorizing households with threats and […]

Putin is the New Brezhnev

Putin is the New Brezhnev

Putin is the New Brezhnev Some Russian writers and independent journalists assert that incumbent Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin is doing an excellent imitation of long-dead Soviet party boss Leonid Brezhnev, who presided over the country’s steady decline during a period […]

Regional Tensions Fracturing Russia’s Alliances

Regional Tensions Fracturing Russia’s Alliances

Russia’s post-Soviet security alliance is showing more and more signs of fracturing along regional, cultural, and political fault lines, as Armenia criticizes other members for not taking its side against Azerbaijan. Armenia is probably the most loyal member of the […]

Azerbaijan Denies Asking For $4-Billion Bailout

Azerbaijan Denies Asking For $4-Billion Bailout

Azerbaijan on January 28 denied reports of having asked for billions of dollars in aid from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to avert an economic crisis amidst plunging oil prices. “Requesting a $4-billion aid package is out of […]