Tag: Russia

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What’s Vladimir Putin up to?

Over the past few months, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been unusually active on multiple fronts. He has expanded his military operations in the Middle East in support of Syrian President Assad, boosted troop strength on the Ukrainian border and […]

Kyrgyzstan: Historical Debate Straining Ties With Russia

Kyrgyzstan: Historical Debate Straining Ties With Russia

Kyrgyzstan: Historical Debate Straining Ties With Russia by EurasiaNet In the countryside surrounding Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek, lots of towns and villages in valleys have notably Slavic names while Kyrgyz-sounding settlements dot the hills and mountains. Such were the divisions in […]

Putin Might Be On His Way Out

Putin Might Be On His Way Out

Putin Might Be On His Way Out by George Friedman, Mauldin Economics Russian President Vladimir Putin recently did three very interesting things. First, he fired his long-time aide and chief of staff, Sergei Ivanov, and moved him to a lower […]

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Demographic Divergence

Soviet Republics – Demographic Divergence by EurasiaNet A EurasiaNet Partner Post from: RFE/RL After 25 years of independence, some former Soviet republics are experiencing record population decline while others are soaring to new highs. This is a story about demographic […]