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Russian Terrorism: A New Angle

By Joe Kleine While the smell of smoke still lingers in the air and the body count rises, there are already at least 2 popular theories on the Moscow bombing. The most well-known theory is that the Chechen Rebels bombed the airport. A precursory look at the Wikipedia history of […]

The Prague Treaty Has Been Ratified: Now What?

Vladimir Yevseyev (Russia) On January 26, 2011, the Federation Council of Russia’s Federal Assembly ratified the New Russian-American Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). It shows that the “restart” of relations between our countries is on track. The US Senate consented to the Treaty in December. Now, only formalities remain […]

Who Has Blown Up Moscow Airport?

Any terrorist attack immanently pursues a certain political goal. Clear understanding of this goal and an analysis of the whole set of available facts about the horrific explosion in Domodedovo earlier this week may bring us closer to the answer to the key question: who are the perpetrators and who […]

Russia In The Mirror Of World Policy

By Tatyana Tallerova (Russia) Last year Russia not only managed to establish and consolidate its positions at the international arena, but also set the foundation for the further growth of the state authority in 2011. The most important event was the creation of the Customs Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, […]

Russia And The Oil-Gas Diplomacy In Arctics (I)

By Vadim Truhachev (Russia) Dem. Edward Markey — Chair Deputy of the House Committee for the Natural Resources — claimed that agreement between Rosneft and BP may threaten American national security. According to his opinion, stock exchange may complicate the procedure of fee recovery from the Englishmen. However, I doubt […]

What Is Khodorkovsky Doing His Time For? (II)

By Gregory Tinsky (Russia) Part 1 Five grannies make a ruble Big money lacked a brand-new signboard and the diversification of business. That’s what new „Intersectorial Scientific-Technical Programs Center” — or just „MENATEP[1]” in short — was found for. Competition at the market of financial services, which Khodorkovsky majored in, […]

Moscow As a Would-Be Capital Of Europe

By Alexandre Latsa (France) From time immemorial — through the era of Carl the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte to Charles De Gaulle — France has been attempting to architect a united continental Europe. Today it seemingly shifts its role to Russia that has a chance to pave the way for […]

The Great Game Today

Konstantin Penzev (Russia) The Great Game obviously did not end in 1907 with the signing of the Anglo-Russian Convention. Given that, we should adjust the definition of the term, i.e., move away from its narrow meaning of the Anglo-Russian conflict in Central Asia during just the 19th century. In a […]