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O’Brien Says US Wouldn’t Pull Out of New START; Putin Says Russia Needs Hypersonics, AI, Genetics to Preserve Itself As ‘Separate Civilization’

May 22, 2020
When asked if the U.S. would pull out of the accord, Trump’s national security adviser said no; Putin says Russia’s isn’t just a country, but a separate civilization that high-level technology can preserve; and more in our weekly news round-up.
Blog

Many Russians Expect to Lose Jobs, Take Pay Cuts in Wake of Pandemic

Thomas Schaffner May 21, 2020
An April Levada Center poll shows that almost half of Russians expect layoffs within their household in the coming months and almost a third have already had someone in their household recently lose a job.
Analysis

The Dark Arts of Disinformation Through a Historical Lens

Arthur Martirosyan May 20, 2020 RM Exclusives
Understanding the fantastic past of disinformation is key to deciphering the present, argues Thomas Rid in his pioneering analysis of modern disinformation warfare from a historical perspective.
News
O’Brien Says US Wouldn’t Pull Out of New START; Putin Says Russia Needs Hypersonics, AI, Genetics to Preserve Itself As ‘Separate Civilization’
May 22, 2020
Blog
Many Russians Expect to Lose Jobs, Take Pay Cuts in Wake of Pandemic
May 21, 2020
Analysis
The Dark Arts of Disinformation Through a Historical Lens
May 20, 2020
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Analysis

Is Ukraine a Hub for International White Supremacist Fighters?

Huseyn Aliyev
Has Ukraine become a training hub for white supremacists on either side of the conflict?
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Analysis

Kto-Kogo: Putin vs. COVID-19

Thomas Graham
Some believe the pandemic and the oil price collapse will erode the Russian president's power or end his presidency. But with the skill he has shown, and the luck that has favored him for 20 years, he could emerge from this crisis even stronger.
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Analysis

Who ‘Defeated’ ISIS? An Analysis of US and Russian Contributions

Domitilla Sagramoso
There can be little doubt that the U.S. and its allies played a much bigger role in subduing the terror group than Russia. But ISIS has plenty of life in it yet and any alleged victory is fragile.
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Analysis

Stent and Hill on COVID-19 Challenging Putin’s Grip on Power

VOA
Russia experts Angela Stent and Fiona Hill discuss the impact of the coronavirus on the Russian leader as well as on the country's domestic and international positions.
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Blog

Poll: Majority of Young Russians Distrust NATO, Don’t Consider Russia a European Country

Thomas Schaffner and Angelina Flood
A recent survey conducted by Russia’s independent Levada Center and Germany’s Friedrich Ebert Foundation sheds light on the political views of Russia's "Generation Z."
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Analysis

Russia’s Health Care System, Demographics Present Unique Advantages, Disadvantages in Fighting COVID-19

Alexandra Vacroux
A recent history of fighting tuberculosis may give Russia an edge in combating the coronavirus, but an imperfectly reformed health system and a legacy of inadequate and unevenly distributed medical facilities may hinder it.
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Blog

US-Russia Deconflicting 75 Years Ago: Flares and Friendly Fire at the Elbe

Simon Saradzhyan
This month 75 years ago, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the Elbe River in Germany at the end of World War II, a meeting that featured some deliberate flouting of military orders that led to friendly fire.
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Blog

Most Russians Believe Problem of Sexual Harassment Exaggerated or Not a Problem

RM Staff
Levada Center polls show that more than half of Russian men and women don't see sexual harassment as a serious problem, and a growing number of Russians take a skeptical view of behavior that could be considered sexual harassment.
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Analysis

Angela Stent on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
One of the West’s leading experts on Russia offers perspectives from a distinguished career in academia and government.
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Analysis

Fiona Hill on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
The National Security Council’s new senior director for European and Russian affairs has been producing scholarship, analysis and commentary on Russia for nearly 30 years. Get a sampling of it here.
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Tracking COVID-19 in Russia and the U.S.

Daily tallies of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. and Russia.
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