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Ziegler Warns Against Viewing All Russian Actions as Harmful to US, Pifer Suggests Creative Solution to Nord Stream 2, Gorbunova Urges Action on Domestic Abuse in Russia

March 08, 2021
Ziegler argues for a more restrained U.S. foreign policy; Pifer suggests Russia increase gas supplies through Ukraine; Gorbunova advocates for a comprehensive law against domestic violence in Russia; and more in our weekly analysis round-up.
Blog

Online News Resources Continue to Chip at TV’s Hold on News in Russia

Daniel Shapiro March 03, 2021
The share of Russians relying on television as a main source of news continues to decline, according to the Levada Center, while the number of those who depend on social media or internet publications for news is on the rise.
Blog

Levada Polls Show Putin’s Opponents in Minority, but Approval of Duma Slips Ahead of Elections

RM Staff February 26, 2021
Despite a tumultuous year, more Russians continue to view both Putin and their country's direction positively than negatively so far this year, according to the Levada Center’s latest batch of polling results.
News
Ziegler Warns Against Viewing All Russian Actions as Harmful to US, Pifer Suggests Creative Solution to Nord Stream 2, Gorbunova Urges Action on Domestic Abuse in Russia
March 08, 2021
Blog
Online News Resources Continue to Chip at TV’s Hold on News in Russia
March 03, 2021
Blog
Levada Polls Show Putin’s Opponents in Minority, but Approval of Duma Slips Ahead of Elections
February 26, 2021
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Joe Biden’s Risky Russia Sanctions Game

Nikolas K. Gvosdev
How will U.S. action towards Moscow affect two more critical relationships for Washington: the ones with Berlin and Beijing?
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The Real Russia ‘Reset’: Reassessing US Sanctions Policy Against Russia

Daniel P. Ahn
Empirically tracking sanctions’ exact impact shows that the pecuniary cost of sanctions to Russia has been larger than previously estimated, but these sanctions have had an effect on domestic politics that is not necessarily favorable to U.S. interes...
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Victoria Nuland on Russia

Daniel Shapiro
Biden's pick for undersecretary of state for political affairs has held a number of positions related to the post-Soviet space. Check out our compilation for some of Nuland's observations and policy ideas regarding Russia and the U.S.-Russian relatio...
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US Sanctions Against Russia May Be Recalibrated, But Overhaul Unlikely

Ingrid Burke
While it is difficult to predict specific changes to the existing sanctions regime, it is reasonable to assume that Washington will continue using these economic tools to pressure Moscow, even while conducting a review of the measures currently in pl...
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Analysis

Biden’s Russia Policy Will Be Shaped by His Priorities, Not Just His People

Paul Saunders
In America’s current political climate, it is hardly surprising that Biden’s key subordinates have spoken skeptically about Russia and the prospects for U.S.-Russian relations.
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Analysis

George Shultz on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
Shultz, who died Feb. 7 at the age of 100, was well known for working effectively with his Soviet counterparts as secretary of state under Reagan. Here is a sampling of Shultz's views on Russia from bilateral arms control to Russia's economy and beyo...
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Young Russians Express Growing Disapproval of Putin

Thomas Schaffner
Nearly half of young Russians expressed dissatisfaction with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a recent poll by the Levada Center, marking a significant decrease in approval from previous years and a generational divide.
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Analysis

With New START Extended, What Is Future of US-Russian Arms Control?

RM Staff
Experts Laura Kennedy, Michael Krepon, Emmanuelle Maître, Olga Oliker, Steven Pifer and William H. Tobey weigh in with answers.
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Analysis

Will Pro-Navalny Protests Threaten Putin’s Power?

Angela Stent and Adrianna Pita
The recent protests in Russia are fueled by frustrations with Vladimir Putin’s repressive government, Russia’s stagnant economy and the impacts of COVID, but whether demonstrations will grow into a sustained movement remains to be seen.
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Analysis

Expert Survey: How Will Climate Change Impact US-Russian Relations?

RM Staff
Russia Matters asked four leading climate experts to weigh in on the impacts of climate change on Russia and the U.S., its effect on the global balance of power and how the Biden administration’s policies toward Russia may be shaped by this shared th...
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