Category Archives: Russian & Former Soviet Union

Globalisation, Freedom and the Media after Communism: The

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Chekov mentioned Leningrad in two separate episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series and, unlike the Trek example above in film, both are clearly references to the city. Even the convicts in prison, including those on death row, studied the "Shining Heights" of the "great liberating teacher." But Islam and Russia have been inseparably linked for much longer. Andreas Umland, a Senior Research Fellow at the... more Following an event at Georgetown University hosted by the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies (CERES), the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs sat down with Dr.

Stalin's Romeo Spy: The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the

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Again and again they stress that the bourgeois family is in a state of de facto dissolution (Auflosung). In France alone 800 were sent to their deaths. Critics of this theory quickly dismiss any notions of Soviet-Muslim collaborations, citing the apparent incompatibility between communism-atheism and Islam, but a diligent study into Islam in the Soviet Union reveals a little-known but yet highly relevant history, especially in light of the recent chaos in the Middle East.

Moscow, December 25, 1991: The Last Day of the Soviet Union

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It made little sense to me: Why would a yeshiva boy miss the Christmas season? However, Beria, who had made many enemies during his bloody term as security chief, was arrested and executed by order of the Presidium. Stalin blamed the unanticipated failure on the “kulaks” (rich peasants) who resisted Collectivization most fiercely. The increased numbers made it more difficult for HIAS and other organizations to get sponsorship assurances in the United States. After Franco died in 1975, the Spanish fascist regime began to lose control of the political situation and at the beginning of 1976, events in Spain captured world public opinion.

Limited Partnership: Russia-China Relations in a Changing

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The story goes that there was only enough oil to burn for one day, yet it burned for eight days, the time needed to prepare a fresh supply of oil for the menorah. Encyclopedia of American Indian Civil Rights. All this has occurred at the same time that several states have opposed the building of coal-fired electricity generation plants and while the federal government regulates the building of nuclear plants down to a snail’s pace.

The Soviet-Polish Peace of 1921 and the Creation of Interwar

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The winner of the 1948 World Chess Championship, Russian Mikhail Botvinnik, started an era of Soviet dominance in the chess world. S. expansion and intervention around the globe, ostensibly on behalf of freedom, pledging U. For example, it is unknown if the Kremlin will finally abandon its interpretation of Russia’s interests which coincided with the interests of Gazprom according to the formula “what is good for Gazprom is good for Russia”.

Russia's Youth and Its Culture: A Nation's Constructors and

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There are certain cultures that don't produce happy people and there are others that produce a lot of happy people." "India has huge problems, not least of which is the class system. S. in September 1994, Yeltsin reiterated Russia's "right" to conduct "peacemaking" in the "near abroad," to protect Russian speakers and to exercise freedom of action in its sphere of influence.11 These statements were echoed on numerous occasions by former Russian Foreign Minister Andrey Kozyrev and other key policymakers in Moscow.

The Bolshevik Revolution 1917-1923 a History of Soviet

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Diasporic Web sites: Ingroup and outgroup discourse. Export partners included Netherlands 12.3 percent, Italy 8.6 percent, Germany 8.4 percent, China 5.4 percent, Ukraine 5.1 percent, Turkey 4.9 percent, and Switzerland 4.1 percent. First deputy head of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs Leonid Slutsky proposed to Georgian colleagues to start talks immediately in Strasbourg to overcome the humanitarian consequences of the conflict. BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN: THE SOVIET SATELLITE STATES-EAST EUROPEAN NATIONALISMS AND EDUCATION.

Uniforms of Napoleon's Russian Campaign

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All this is to say that détente was becoming unpopular in the United States in no small part because of the growing efforts of hawkish American thinkers who propagated profound misinterpretations of the Kremlin’s military strategy and view of the world. As a result, the country underwent a period of rapid industrialization and collectivization which laid the foundation for its victory in World War II and post-war dominance of Eastern Europe. This regional security arrangement for the defence of the North Atlantic area was valid for 20 years.

The International Politics of Eurasia

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Based on interviews conducted in November with more than 50 civilians who were witnesses to or casualties of indiscriminate air bombings, Helsinki Watch estimates that at least 56 civilians were killed as a result of these attacks in August and September alone. Until this time there had been a presumption of refugee status for all Soviet Jews. Pension levels have not kept up with inflation, and pensions are rarely paid on time, with those elderly, disabled, or unemployed often going months without payment.

Sur le Chemin de la Paix et de l'Edification: Collection

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Under the direction of Lenin and Trotsky, the Red Army claimed to adhere to Karl Marx 's proclamation that the bourgeoisie could be overcome only by a worldwide revolt of the proletariat, and to this end early Soviet military doctrine focused on spreading the revolution abroad and expanding Soviet influence throughout the world. Between July 1956 and September 1991, there were 15 union republics (see map below). [62] The Soviet Union became the first country to adopt a planned economy, whereby production and distribution of goods were centralized and directed by the government.