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By: Smaranda Predescu     The last G7 summit in Schloss Elmau was hailed a success for tackling climate change, but it cannot claim the same glory for its approach to Russia. Unceremoniously uninvited and shamed...

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St Basil's Cathedral

Looking at the Grey Zone in Russia

May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Katerina Tertytchnaya is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation, generally, examines hybrid political regimes in Russia. Below, Katerina talks with us about her research.   What is...

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By: Emily Tamkin Follow @emilyctamkin     I learnt of Finnish-Estonian writer Sofi Oksanen last month because I came across Luke Harding’s Guardian profile of her, written in anticipation of the UK publication of her...

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By: Emily Tamkin Follow @emilyctamkin     This weekend marks the seventieth anniversary of what is known in Russia as Victory Day, elsewhere on the continent as Europe Day, and in the United States as...

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By: Emily Tamkin Follow @emilyctamkin     Last week, Russia’s state Duma ratified an alliance treaty with the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia (President Putin had signed the treaty back in November). It also plans...

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"Protests continue in Kiev, everyday life in the Maidan, about a million people came to the popular assembly, independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, on December 29, 2013" (Photo credit: Maksymenko Oleksandr, Creative Commons)

Europe! Whither art thou racing?

March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Emily Tamkin Follow @emilyctamkin     At the end of Nikolai Gogol’s classic Russian novel Dead Souls, the narrator likens a troika—a Russian vehicle pulled by three horses in many a Russian novel (and, presumably,...

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By: Cameron Westwood Follow @CameronWestwood   Western—and especially the British—media has never really let up on Russia. Russia remains a Cold War relic, our “other”, and not to be trusted; whatever the reality of feelings...

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By: Emily Tamkin (guest contributor) Emily Tamkin graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University with a degree in Russian Literature and Culture in 2012. She is currently on a Fulbright in Bremen, Germany researching Rule of...

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By: Elko BrummelmanFollow @ElkoBrummelman     After a week in which Cyprus and the Euro zone hogged the headlines, it was my turn to write a blog for EUspeak again. I wanted to write about...

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