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Thoughts on Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth, and the hopes of two generations.
Big protests against the Czech government have started sooner than anticipated. Mollifying them will not be easy. From Respekt.
Gorbachev shared with Putin the view that Russia should be treated as an equal by the West. They ways they tried to win that recognition differed – radically.
A Balkan road trip provides plenty of material for musings on politics, history, and off-road racing.
Followers of populist and far-right parties most strongly hope for a Russian victory over Ukraine. From Dennik N.
The wry and ribald memoir of a young woman born into a Baku oil dynasty in the twilight of the Russian Empire.
As educators continue their civil disobedience movement, some wonder why newly hired border “hunters” are getting paid so much more than some teachers.
The escalation of simmering border tensions comes as Russia, Armenia’s security guarantor, has been getting routed in Ukraine. From Eurasianet.
Many activists view the elections as a vote on the war in Ukraine, and a chance to prove that democratic voices have not been crushed out of existence. From openDemocracy.
War has brought changes to a famed spa town, but Russian speakers still abound.
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