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How a Famous Soviet Dissident Foreshadowed Putin's Plan—in 1990

September 3, 2014 During an informal question-and-answer session at the pro-Kremlin Seliger youth camp on August 29, a young woman expressed concern about the "growth of nationalism" in Kazakhstan. The woman wondered if a "Ukraine scenario" was possible there if longtime Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev left office—and asked what the Kremlin's strategy was...

Will This Be the Next Ukraine?

April 24, 2014 CHISINAU - It's a bright, sunny day and Chisinau residents are enjoying the first whiff of spring. Couples stroll through Cathedral Park, children chase pigeons, and families pose for photographs with a statue of the Easter Bunny. In the shadow of the Arch of Triumph, a small crowd watches intently...

A Surprisingly Candid Chat Between Nixon and Brezhnev

August 26, 2013 Outwardly, Cold War summits between leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union could seem stiff and formal affairs. But a tape released on August 21 by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration shows a different side of relations between then-U.S. President Richard Nixon and Soviet General Secretary...

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