Foreign politicians are infrequent visitors to the North Caucasus. That alone would be sufficient reason to pay attention to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' mid-March visit to the North Caucasian republic of Karachay-Cherkessia. What is the significance of such a visit for Russian domestic and...
Among all European countries, Germany has the deepest tradition of not only engaging Eastern Europe politically and economically, but also discursively shaping Osteuropa as a region. Russia is a part of this East European imagery, though under different guises. Recently, three different events took...
While academic plagiarism was not unheard of (or rare) in the Soviet period, it was not as pervasive as it is in contemporary Russia. Plagiarism became especially problematic in the 2000s, as the rapid spread of the Internet made an overwhelming number of academic and popular texts easily...
Berlin was recently full of posters and billboards announcing a Russian cultural festival, “Wie klingt Russland?” (“How does Russia sound?”), featuring a young lady with her ear to the top half of a Russian matrioshka, the universal signifier of “official” Russian identity. In the meantime, a...
Rallies for democracy in Russia gather only a small percentage of the population. People can lose interest in democracy. They can (sometimes indirectly) support totalitarian practices or live their own private lives. In this rather sad tone, Professor Artemy Magun began a discussion on “Democracy:...
Explaining Moldova’s “Twitter Revolution that Wasn’t" by Henry E. Hale George Washington University Introduction In 2009, Moldova experienced a dramatic and violent political upheaval that ousted longtime president Vladimir Voronin’s Communist Party and replaced it with a coalition known as the...
(Eurasia Daily Monitor) The end of a full year after Vladimir Putin was elected president on March 4, 2012, coincided very closely with the 60th anniversary of Josef Stalin’s death, which greatly shocked the traumatized Soviet society of 1953 but never became sufficient closure to the era of terror...

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