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Stanislav Byshok on the recent United Russia success

The authorities have saved its monopoly and demonstrated keeping out all the democratic procedures at the same time, while the opposition did a “group unity training”. This showed the significance of their activists and participation in the political process. Read more about Stanislav Byshok on the recent United Russia success

BYSHOK: In Russia we are united by the Russian language and culture

The primary bearers of Russian are ethnic Russians and peoples tied to them. Consequently, in the frameworks of Russia, the study of Russian must not be limited by anything, including the imposed need to study "national" [non-Russian] languages of certain republics of the country. Read more about BYSHOK: In Russia we are united by the Russian language and culture

Buchanan: U.S.-Russia Clash in Ukraine?

Among Cold War presidents there was an unwritten rule: Do not challenge Moscow in its Central and Eastern Europe sphere of influence. In crises over Berlin in 1948 and 1961, the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Prague in 1968, U.S. forces in Europe stayed in their barracks. We saw the Elbe as Moscow’s red line, and they saw it as ours. Read more about Buchanan: U.S.-Russia Clash in Ukraine?

Putin's world: In it to win it (The American Interest)

The West’s inability to comprehend how Vladimir Putin sees the world means it has trouble thinking constructively about how to deal with him. Read more about Putin's world: In it to win it (The American Interest)