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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 of...
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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): 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): 275–281.
Published: 21 September 2020
... 2020 Russia Crimea Ukraine annexation Crimean Tatars colonialism More than six years have passed since Russia opportunistically annexed the Crimean Peninsula in the wake of Ukraine’s 2013–14 Euromaidan Revolution. The Kremlin’s grip on Crimea has only tightened in that time, yet many...
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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. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Russia China Mongolia Japan...
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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): 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 (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 (2018) 117 (803): 331–337.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Ghosn Syria civil war refugees sanctions drought Bashar al-Assad reconstruction reconciliation Turkey Lebanon Russia Iran Arab Spring 331 When the guns finally fall silent, the road to recovery in Syria will be long, bumpy, and treacherous. Post-conflict reconstruction, reparations...
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Current History (2018) 117 (802): 325–327.
Published: 01 November 2018
... book review Adam Tooze Crashed: Decade Financial Crises Changed World capitalism globalization financial crisis trade European Union Eurozone United States China Russia Ukraine The publication of Adam Tooze s passionate, readable, and lively analysis of the global fi-nancial...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 289.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Map © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Map 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 rs bu rg A...
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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): 264–270.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Serhiy Kudelia The increasing vibrancy of civil society had become a serious political threat to the authorities. © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Serhiy Kudelia Ukraine Euromaidan Revolution Russia Crimea eastern Ukraine...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 271–276.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Sargsyan Velvet Revolution protests democracy elections corruption civil society activism Russia diaspora 271 The revolution . . . ended the hopelessness, apathy, and indifference that had come to characterize the post-Soviet period. Armenia s Unfinished Revolution ARMINE ISHKANIAN When...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 285–287.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Nancy Ries A definitive history of organized crime in Russia shows how political leaders have long used gangsters to serve the state's purposes. © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California book review Nancy Ries Mark Galeotti The...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 258–263.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Theodore Gerber Russia economic reform oligarchs middle class social mobility education cronyism corruption Soviet Union communism inequality 258 The fall of the Soviet Union sparked hopes that a Russian middle class would emerge and thrive, but so far it has not. Stalled Social...
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Current History (2018) 117 (795): 35–37.
Published: 01 January 2018
... California Sharon Squassoni nuclear weapons treaty disarmament nonproliferation diplomacy United Nations Donald Trump Russia United States North Korea China PERSPECTIVE Fear, Loathing, and Nuclear Disarmament SHARON SQUASSONI 35 The past year was one of extremes for nuclear disarmament...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 289.
Published: 01 October 2017
... Map © 2017 Current History. All rights reserved. 2017 The Regents of the University of California Map 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 rs bu rg A...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 258–263.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Jeremy Friedman Russia continues to be caught between a need to integrate itself into the West and a desire to maintain its independence from the West. 258 Russia continues to be caught between a need to integrate itself into the West and a desire to maintain its independence from the West. The...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 251–257.
Published: 01 October 2017
... the Russian Revolution appears at first glance to have been discarded on the trash heap of history. In the authoritarian Russia of President Vladimir Putin, the obscenely wealthy and corrupt oligarchs, the materialism and cynicism of ordinary citizens, the virulent expressions of chauvinistic national...