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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 251–257.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Michael McFaul Policies chosen by Putin, not innate forces of history, culture, or tradition, pushed Russia in a more autocratic direction … © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Michael McFaul Russia Vladimir Putin history...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 285–287.
Published: 01 October 2018
... The Vory Russia's Super Mafia organized crime Russia Soviet Union corruption Vladimir Putin Donald Trump Hundreds of books, in dozens of lan-guages, have been written about the so-called Russian Mafiya and the vory, the thieves of Soviet and post-Soviet organized- crime gangs. Many...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 264–270.
Published: 01 October 2017
... no longer speaks to her mother who, as the saying goes, greeted Putin with bread and salt. She thinks the grandmother indirectly caused the boy s death. Similar stories are painfully common. In addition to such rifts, there have been rever- sals of normal roles, with young children calming mothers...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 271–276.
Published: 01 October 2017
...; the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Moscow; and the leader of the traditional Buddhist Sangkha of Russia. In a group portrait taken at the event and post- ed on the Kremlin s website, the patriarch is stand- ing at the front, next to President Vladimir Putin, while the other religious leaders...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 282–284.
Published: 01 October 2017
... that Russian state tele- vision has supported President Vladimir Putin, ignoring or vili- fying his competitors, Fox News was a key factor in Trump s vic- tory. This blinkered pattern of news consumption by a sizable portion of the US electorate leaves the American media vulnerable to attacks by politicians...
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Current History (2016) 115 (785): 337–342.
Published: 01 December 2016
... civil war Islamic State Barack Obama Russia Vladimir Putin Bashar al-Assad Turkey Libya Iraq Iran Middle East 337 The single most important external factor in the Syrian war s trajectory was the set of foreign policy beliefs Obama held well before the first shot was fired...
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Current History (2016) 115 (783): 284–286.
Published: 01 October 2016
... Soviet Union Berlin Wall Boris Yeltsin Vladimir Putin © 2016 Current History. All rights reserved. 2016 The Regents of the University of California Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets , by Svetlana Alexievich Random House , 2016 It has now been a quarter-century since...
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Current History (2016) 115 (783): 264–269.
Published: 01 October 2016
... movement, the All-Russia People s Front (ONF) proposed by then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in 2011 as a response to Moscow protests against election rigging, without any real attempt to im- prove their material lot. Incomes for manual labor- ers have fallen alarmingly since 2009. These and other efforts...
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Current History (2016) 115 (783): 280–283.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Alexander Etkind Three recent books about Russia and its authoritarian leader offer different theories on how a clique of former spies seized control. The worst answer is to blame the victim. The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War , by Arkady Ostrovsky...
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Current History (2016) 115 (783): 277–279.
Published: 01 October 2016
... foreign relations Russia Syria European Union United States coup attempt Vladimir Putin Recep Tayyip Erdogan NATO Fethullah Gulen PERSPECTIVE Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdog an s visit to St. Petersburg on August 9 was expected to create headlines around the globe, and it certainly...
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Current History (2016) 115 (783): 251–257.
Published: 01 October 2016
... The Regents of the University of California Pavel Baev Russia Vladimir Putin military Air Force navy nuclear arsenal foreign policy Ukraine Donbas Crimea Baltic Sea Syria Islamic State NATO Cold War Chechen War Russia s propensity to use military force as an instrument...
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Current History (2016) 115 (779): 108–113.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Alexis Tsipras Yanis Varoufakis Panos Kammenos Independent Greeks euro European Commission International Monetary Fund Angela Merkel Vladimir Putin George Papandreou 108 To the Brink and Back in Greece MANOS MATSAGANIS [O]rdinary Greeks intuitively understood better than many...
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Current History (2015) 114 (774): 251–258.
Published: 01 October 2015
... of the University of California Samuel Greene Vladimir Putin Russia authoritarianism Kremlin Orthodox church Ukraine sanctions economy protests The verdict delivered on August 17, 2015, by Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, was unambiguous: Our society...
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Current History (2015) 114 (774): 259–265.
Published: 01 October 2015
... of California Andrew Wilson Ukraine Kiev Maidan Donbas corruption oligarchs elections Crimea Orange Revolution Viktor Yanukovych Vladimir Putin 259 A new nation is arguably in the making. However, the economy has collapsed, and not enough has changed in the political system. . . . [I]t...
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Current History (2015) 114 (774): 278–281.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Alexander Etkind [A]lthough the level of political control in Putin's Russia is not much different from what was typical for the late Soviet period, the means of control have changed entirely. Second in a series on public spheres around the world . © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved...
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Current History (2015) 114 (774): 282–284.
Published: 01 October 2015
... Sperling Vladimir Putin machismo masculinity nationalism Crimea NATO sanctions Cold War media PERSPECTIVE Since his return to the Russian presidency in 2012, Vladimir Putin has grown increasingly popular at home while his foreign policy has raised blood pressures in the capitals of NATO s...
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Current History (2015) 114 (774): 272–277.
Published: 01 October 2015
... Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Collective Security Treaty Organization New Silk Road Economic Belt oil gas pipelines Xi Jinping Vladimir Putin 272 China is the increasingly dominant power in the region, but it is acting in full concordance with Russia. China and Russia s Soft Competition...
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Current History (2015) 114 (770): 108–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Mark Kramer Nearly every senior official in Poland and the Baltic countries expressed great unease. Political leaders and military commanders in the region increasingly warned that Putin was intent on undermining NATO's resolve to protect their countries. © 2015 Current History. All rights...
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Current History (2015) 114 (770): 115–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of California Hans Kundnani Germany role world Berlin Eurozone eurocrisis Ukraine geo-economic foreign policy imperatives friedensmacht gauck military peace merkel crimea Russia putin MH17 Malaysian ostpolitik brandt Kosovo nato 9/11 ARD united states germans NATO exports...
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Current History (2014) 113 (765): 259–264.
Published: 01 October 2014
... and corruption. Prosecutors now claim that total graft over four years was $100 billion compared with a gross domestic product of $177 billion in 2013. But the crisis has also shown the extent of Russia s revisionist challenge to the entire post Cold War order. Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed not only...