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Some Analysts See Russian Protest Voting as Opposition Victory, Others Argue Power Hasn’t Changed Hands; Russian State-Run Banks Provided 70% of 2018 Loans

September 16, 2019
Mukhin writes that any positive result is a noteworthy victory, while Shepelin notes that in Moscow, pro-government deputies still hold a simple majority. More in our latest analytical round-up.
Blog

Russian Population Decline in Spotlight Again

Daniel Shapiro and Natasha Yefimova-Trilling September 13, 2019
Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin lamented the population decline in the country’s Far East, saying it falls in an “alarming, red zone.” While this region, which borders China, may raise particularly acute demographic concerns for the Kremlin, the country’s population decline more broadly is once again vexing the Russian leadership.
Analysis

Since Before Civil War, America Has Framed Russia in Terms of Domestic Politics

Ivan Kurilla September 06, 2019 RM Exclusives
From the early 19th century to today, the “Russia” of American political construction is almost as far from the real Russia as the “America” of Russian propaganda is from the real United States.
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Some Analysts See Russian Protest Voting as Opposition Victory, Others Argue Power Hasn’t Changed Hands; Russian State-Run Banks Provided 70% of 2018 Loans
September 16, 2019
Blog
Russian Population Decline in Spotlight Again
September 13, 2019
Analysis
Since Before Civil War, America Has Framed Russia in Terms of Domestic Politics
September 06, 2019
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George Kennan on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

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From the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which will see its 80th anniversary this week, to the beginning of the 21st century, Kennan's views on America's Cold War rival went far beyond the "containment" policy for which he is perhaps best known.
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Kissinger on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

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In a newly updated compilation of remarks—including excerpts from Winston Lord's 2019 book—the eminent U.S. statesman offers ways to reconcile America’s necessities with Russia’s concerns.
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