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Section: Institute of Modern Russia (USA)

    How the Kremlin is preparing for war
    Mar28

    How the Kremlin is preparing for war

    Since March 2021, when the first reports of a military buildup at the Russia-Ukraine border appeared, the Kremlin has continued taking steps to shape the battlespace, both in physical reality and in the information sphere. While Western observers seem to view a Russian invasion as almost inevitable, Ukrainian officials call for a toning down of...

    How the West reacted to Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly
    Feb11

    How the West reacted to Putin’s address to the Federal Assembly

    On April 21, Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to Russia’s Federal Assembly. Instead of making a big announcement (like in his 2014 Crimea speech) as was predicted by many experts against the backdrop of Russian military buildup at Ukraine’s border, the Russian president mainly drew upon domestic and social affairs. IMR has...

    Why negotiations on Donbass failed
    Feb11

    Why negotiations on Donbass failed

    On April 16-20, another attempt was made to resolve the military conflict in eastern Ukraine. France, Germany, and Ukraine (Trilateral Contact Group) convened for consultations, with Russia joining the talks (“Normandy format”). Once again, the negotiations ended in stalemate, as the parties failed to agree on measures to reduce escalation on the...

    “Mariupol Crisis”
    Feb11

    “Mariupol Crisis”

    In recent weeks, the Biden administration has drawn a tough line with Moscow. In an interview with IMR, political commentator Andrei Piontkovsky dissects the state of U.S-Russian relations, the Western sanctions, and the growing crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source:: Institute of Modern...

    How Russia, Poland, and Ukraine Try to Revise WWII History
    Feb26

    How Russia, Poland, and Ukraine Try to Revise WWII History

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II—the war that has largely shaped the modern world order. As countries prepare to celebrate another year of peace in Europe, it is clear that unresolved political rifts, old and new, are pushing some leaders to revise the history of the war for their own political gains. …read...

    Why U.S.-Iran Conflict Suits Russia
    Jan30

    Why U.S.-Iran Conflict Suits Russia

    The January 3 drone strike that killed Major General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad triggered a sharp escalation between Iran and the U.S., causing an array of serious repercussions across the region, including the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet. While a slim majority of Americans support the strike, many are concerned with the increased risk...

    The Kremlin’s Oligarchs in the West
    Sep05

    The Kremlin’s Oligarchs in the West

    Following the sanctioning of a number of top Russian oligarchs who used to do the Kremlin’s bidding in the West, the Russian government is now engaging less public figures to carry out its “delicate tasks and negotiations,” writes popular Russian Telegram-channel Maluta Skuratov. …read more Source:: Institute of Modern...

    Is Russia’s Future in the Hands of Its Youth?
    Sep05

    Is Russia’s Future in the Hands of Its Youth?

    Vladimir Putin is approaching his 20th anniversary as de-facto leader of Russia, and many critics of his regime are increasingly looking to the new generation of Russians in the hope that they can bring about change. What is known about this new generation? Is there ground for optimism? …read more Source:: Institute of Modern...

    New Articles Added to the Research Section
    Sep05

    New Articles Added to the Research Section

    Three research articles authored by IMR’s Senior Advisor Vladimir Kara-Murza have been added to the Research section of the website. They had been previously presented in Tauride Readings, an edited volume published by the Center for the History of Parliamentarianism at the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly. …read more Source::...

    In Memory of Lyudmila Alekseeva
    Sep05

    In Memory of Lyudmila Alekseeva

    On December 8, Russia’s most recognized and revered human rights veteran Lyudmila Alekseeva passed away at the age of 91. She dedicated her entire life to a noble and selfless fight for the freedom of her country and its people. …read more Source:: Institute of Modern...