Reactions By Russian Politicians And Businessmen Included On The Kremlin List

On January 29, the U.S. Treasury Department released a list of Russian political leaders and “oligarchs”, which was submitted to the Congress. The department was obligated to compile the report, known as the “Kremlin list”, as part of PL 115-44 (CAATSA) passed by congress on Augu…

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Russian Analyst Tymofeev: Being In The Kremlin List Requires a Choice: ‘You Have To Decide Whose Side You Are On, The Whites Or The Reds’

On January 29, the U.S. Treasury Department released a list of Russian political leaders and “oligarchs”, which was submitted to the Congress. The department was obligated to issue the report, known as the “Kremlin list”, under PL 115-44 (CAATSA) passed by Congress on August 2, 2…

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Russian Analysts: Navalny Created A New Political Arena, But He Failed In Becoming The Leader Of It

On January 28, protest rallies were held throughout Russia to support the “voters’ boycott” called for by Russia’s most prominent opposition figure Alexey Navalny. During the protest, Navalny was arrested and released shortly after, for organizing an unauthorized protest in Mosco…

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Russia This Week – January 28, 2018

Russia This Week is a weekly review by the MEMRI Russian Media Studies Project, covering the latest Russia-related news and analysis from media in Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.

Cartoon Of The Week

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Russia In The World – Russia On The African Continent Part II

“Russia In The World” is a MEMRI Russian Media Studies Project review of Russia’s geopolitical interests and areas of penetration. This installment will deal with Russia’s relations with Angola and Sudan.

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Lavrov To ‘Kommersant’: Unlike Cold War Era, Current Military Potential Buildup Not Driven By Ideological Disagreements, Russia And U.S. Both Democracies With Free Enterprise

On January 21, 2018, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gave an interview to the Russian media outlet Kommersant, discussing Russia-U.S. relations, and the Ukrainian crisis. On the topic of Moscow’s relations with Washington, Lavrov noted that the military potential of the tw…

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Russia In The World – Russia On The African Continent Part I

“Russia In The World” is a MEMRI Russian Media Studies Project review of Russia’s geopolitical interests and areas of penetration. This installment will deal with Russia’s relations with the Central African Republic (CAR), and Sudan.

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Russia This Week – January 22, 2018

Russia This Week is a weekly review by the MEMRI Russian Media Studies Project, covering the latest Russia-related news and analysis from media in Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.

Cartoon Of The Week – Putin The Electoral Tree Surgeon

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Russian Political Analyst Isaev: Assad Is A Liquid Asset, Russia Will Demand A Steep Price For Him

Leonid Isaev, a political analyst and a professor in the political science department of the Higher School of Economics, explained Russia’s future role in the Syrian war, in an interview with the Russian media outlet Fotanka.ru. The announcement about the end of the Syrian campai…

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Russian FM Lavrov: The U.S. Refuses To Accept The Realities Of The Emerging Multipolar World

On January 15, 2018, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov responded to questions from the media at a news conference on Russian diplomacy in 2017. During the meeting, Lavrov tackled all the main issues of Russian foreign policy. Concerning Russia-U.S. relations, Lavrov stated …

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Russia In The World – Russia And The Italian Elections

“Russia In The World” is a MEMRI Russian Media Studies Project review of Russia’s geopolitical interests and areas of penetration. This installment will deal with the accusations that Russia is meddling in the Italian political process. Earlier in December 2017, Former Vice Presi…

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Russia This Week – January 14, 2018

Russia This Week is a weekly review by the MEMRI Russian Media Studies Project, covering the latest Russia-related news and analysis from media in Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.

Picture Of The Week– The Oracle Of Google

Google proclaimed Put…

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The Kremlin Must Tame Damascus and Tehran

Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “mission accomplished” visit to Syria where he announced the partial troop withdrawal the general mood by officials and commentators has been self-congratulatory. The mood of self-satisfaction extends to Moscow’s allies in Syria – the…

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Russian Columnist: Stop Deluding Yourself Trump Is To Blame

Official Russia had great expectations from Donald Trump after he won the 2016 presidential elections. However, the U.S. president did little if anything to justify these expectations. Russian official and editorial comment generally sought to exonerate Trump of responsibility id…

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Russian Middle East Expert Alexander Shumilin: Iran Uprising And Its Consequences For Russia

Alexander Shumilin, Director of the Center for the Analysis of Middle East Conflicts at the Institute of the U.S. and Canadian Studies in Moscow, analyzed the consequences of the popular uprising in Iran for Russia in an article, titled “Iran Burning. Consequences For Russia,”.

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Putin At The Expanded Meeting Of The Defense Ministry Board: The United States’ Defense Strategy Is An Aggressive Strategy

On December 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the Russian Ministry of Defense’s extended board session that convened took place in the new building of the “Peter The Great” Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Forces. During the session, Russian President Vla…

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Russia This Week – January 5, 2018

Russia This Week is a weekly review by the MEMRI Russian Media Studies Project, covering the latest Russia-related news and analysis from media in Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.

Front Page Of The Week– The Russians Downsize Trump

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Russia Reacts To The New U.S. National Security Strategy

On December 18, 2017, the new National Security Strategy (NSS) of the United States was unveiled.[1] According to the new U.S. strategy, Russia and China seek to “challenge American power,” and “attempt to erode” American security and prosperity. Commenting on the U.S. security s…

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2018: Russians Look Forward With Apprehension

In his article, titled “Looking Apprehensively At 2018″, Russian commentator Sergey Shelin analyzes the sociological implications of the report ” Expectations for 2018″ published by the Levada Center, Russia’s leading independent polling agency.[1] The report shows that Russian a…

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Popular Uprising Against The Iranian Regime And Its Policy –2017

The current popular unrest in Iran against the regime began in Tehran on December 27, 2017 in the form of economic protests against the high cost of living, but rapidly spread throughout the country while acquiring a political dimension of protest against the Islamic Revolution r…

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