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Current History (2022) 121 (837): 258–263.
Published: 01 October 2022
... and desperation. © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 Russia Ukraine Soviet Union society wartime national identity The Russian invasion of Ukraine seemingly shocked Russia experts as much as anyone else. At home, it brought disbelief, fear, and apprehension to the majority...
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Current History (2022) 121 (837): 264–270.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Neringa Klumbytė In the 1990s, Lithuania’s sovereignty politics was defined by its departure from the Soviet authoritarian regime and the transition to democracy, culminating in its integration into the European Union and NATO in 2004. Since Russia’s occupation of Crimea in 2014, Lithuania’s...
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Current History (2022) 121 (837): 283–285.
Published: 01 October 2022
... toward Ukraine. © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 Russia Ukraine history propaganda education World War II Russia’s predatory war against Ukraine reminds us how much history matters. Months before the invasion began on February 24, 2022, Russian President...
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Current History (2022) 121 (837): 286–288.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Adeeb Khalid Claims that countries like China, Russia, Turkey, and Iran are driven by imperial legacies to engage in aggressive foreign policies may oversell the influence of bygone empires and uniquely Eurasian mentalities on present-day geopolitics. Empires of Eurasia: How Imperial Legacies...
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Current History (2022) 121 (837): 251–257.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Serhiy Kudelia Ukraine defied expectations by withstanding a full-scale Russian invasion in 2022, demonstrating the resilience of both local and national institutions. This was a striking contrast with 2014, when Russia seized Crimea and backed separatist revolts in the east of Ukraine...
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Current History (2022) 121 (836): 243–245.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Ed Pulford China’s tacit support for Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine raises questions about the extent of the two countries’ official “Friendship.” Studying the history of this tie, including during past crises comparable to the current war in Ukraine, shows that Friendship has its...
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Current History (2021) 120 (828): 280–286.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Melissa L. Caldwell Churches and other faith-based communities have taken the lead in the human rights sector in Russia. At a time when many secular activists have been harassed, imprisoned, forced into exile, and even murdered, interfaith partnerships working on civil rights for minorities...
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Current History (2021) 120 (828): 287–289.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Alexander Etkind Alexei Navalny has been the most prominent campaigner against Russia’s massive oil-fueled corruption, reaching millions of viewers with witty video exposés. Now imprisoned in a penal colony after returning to Moscow following his recovery from a poisoning, he has made his own...
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Current History (2021) 120 (828): 274–279.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Svetlana Borodina Despite Russia’s history of state surveillance of activists and civil society, both in the Soviet era and after, people with disabilities have found ways to challenge their living conditions and push for change. Through a variety of grassroots tactics, they have historically been...
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Current History (2021) 120 (828): 255–261.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Laurence Broers The Minsk Group, led by the United States, France, and Russia, has brokered the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict since the mid-1990s after Armenia-backed secessionists in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic won the first Karabakh war of 1992–94. That mediation embodied...
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Current History (2021) 120 (824): 112–117.
Published: 01 March 2021
.... © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 European Union borders trade Russia United Kingdom Cyprus For over seventy years, the European social order has been gradually reshaped by the emergence of supranational institutions that now permeate the everyday lives...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 258–263.
Published: 21 September 2020
...Sherzod Eraliev; Rustamjon Urinboyev Russia has become a magnet for migrant workers from other post-Soviet countries, especially Central Asians. Although Russian business elites generally welcome this cheap labor source, the government has deferred to, and at times encouraged, xenophobic popular...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 251–257.
Published: 21 September 2020
...Linda J. Cook; Judy Twigg The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the preparedness of Russia’s public health system to respond to a nationwide crisis, and the ability of its broader welfare state to cushion the population against the economic impacts. This essay puts these developments in the context...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 270–274.
Published: 21 September 2020
...Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen By examining how power is constructed and maintained in Russia with the help of hydrocarbons—oil and gas—this article shows why this system is detrimental to Russia in the context of global environmental, technological, and geopolitical changes. While promoting a hydrocarbon...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 285–288.
Published: 21 September 2020
...Pamela Kyle Crossley A new history of a border zone between Russia and China shows how traders from across Siberia and Mongolia operated under the shadow of competing empires and their railroads. Strategically sensitive locations saw repeated conflict. Cossacks exploring, warring, and negotiating...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 275–281.
Published: 21 September 2020
... of the University of California 2020 Crimea’s apparent Russianness is in no way natural or inherent. The 2014 annexation revived centuries of violent imperial policy. Russia has relied on population transfers to remake Crimea in its own image. Russia Crimea Ukraine annexation...
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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 289.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Regional map © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California maps Russia Eurasia 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 20 21 15 16 17 18 19 N ov ay a Ze m ly a Sa kh al in Ku riles M in sk Ki ev M os co w C hi si na u Se va st op ol St . Pe te...
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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 251–257.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Jeremy Morris [T]he bureaucracy seeks ways to enrich itself in the manner of one big state corporation, and everyone else finds themselves in positions of vulnerability or dependency. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Russia...
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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 282–284.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Kevin M. F. Platt Many ethnic Russians in the Baltic state are still excluded from full citizenship and tend to be susceptible to Moscow's influence through cross-border media. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Latvia Russia...
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Current History (2018) 117 (803): 331–337.
Published: 01 December 2018
... reconciliation Turkey Lebanon Russia Iran Arab Spring © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California 331 When the guns finally fall silent, the road to recovery in Syria will be long, bumpy, and treacherous. Post-conflict reconstruction, reparations...