Tag Archives: Current Affairs

An Unbearable Weight: Are We Looking Ahead to Twelve Years of Putin?

by Paolo Sorbello Vladimir Vladimirovich was used to obey. During his secret service years, he responded with martial accuracy to commands coming from the Kremlin. However, in the past twelve years, he had to learn to rule the Russian Federation from the driver’s seat. In fact, ever since the very last hours of the Nineteen-hundreds […]

Eastern Promises and Western Interpretations

Putin’s victory in Russia’s recent presidential elections hardly came as a surprise. Yet, it has not only sparked a number of protests within Russia but it has also given rise of a whole new set of debates within international media. Please find a selection of reports and comments on the Russian election results below: http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/03/after-election […]

Russian Presidential Elections 2012: Spring Feelings in Moscow while Putin heads for Another Victory

by Mateusz Zatonski The Russian presidential elections will be taking place on Sunday, March 4th. Voting has already been going on for weeks as light-house keepers, reindeer herders and gold seekers inhabiting the most remote areas of this enormous country have been given a go at the ballot box. Closer to civilization, Russia has been […]


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