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Hot Topics: Politics Another regional reshuffle by the Kremlin — before the 2018 elections

Another regional reshuffle by the Kremlin — before the 2018 elections

The February gubernatorial reshuffle should be seen as little more than a publicity move by Deputy Chief of the Presidential Administration Sergey Kiriyenko and his team

Hot Topics: Politics Three years after Russia retook Crimea, are the locals really satisfied?

Three years after Russia retook Crimea, are the locals really satisfied?

Russia’s third celebration of Crimea's takeover got the media attention once again, with some experts warning that the euphoria over Crimea might end sooner and later

Hot Topics: Politics The democratic Russia we lost

The democratic Russia we lost

It would be erroneous to think that appetite for democracy in Russia will inevitably come in the course of time – it will come only if its citizens feel that their voices do matter. This is the lesson modern Russia should learn from the historic phenomenon of democracies in medieval Novgorod and Pskov

Hot Topics: Politics US suspicion of Russia: Witch hunt or legitimate distrust?

US suspicion of Russia: Witch hunt or legitimate distrust?

Debates: Russia Direct interviewed a number of experts to find out to what extent the suspicion surrounding U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is legitimate and justified

Will Russia and the US compete in Cuba?

Will Russia and the US compete in Cuba?

Opinion

Just as the United States has been exerting its influence with Russia’s neighbors in the East, Russia has been following China’s lead into the Americas by fostering partnerships with Latin American countries

Eight women of the Russian Revolution

Eight women of the Russian Revolution

Analysis

The Russian February Revolution started on Mar. 8, according to the New Style calendar, and ironically coincided with International Women’s Day. Russia Direct presents eight female revolutionaries who left their mark in history

Scapegoating Russia

Scapegoating Russia

Opinion

The West needs to criticize Russia to find explanations for its geopolitical recession and woes. At the same time, this tactic is quite safe, at least because the West’s strategic partners won’t be disappointed, with little or no threat posed to their own national interests

Is a post-West world order viable?

Is a post-West world order viable?

Opinion

Russia is trying to promote its post-West narrative that challenges the future of the U.S.-led global order. However, it remains to be seen if Moscow succeeds in its efforts to frame the meaning of a new historic era

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