Yaroslav Shedov's blog

Yaroslav Shedov

The author is a MSc MGIMO University and University of St. Andrews

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October 11, 2021

The current pandemic has had a significant negative impact on all countries around the world. While border closures are undermining cultural connectivity between countries, they do not help improve the already wounded relations between Russia and the…

September 22, 2021

1. Two Sides of The Same Coin: From Russian to Chinese Dependence As it has been discussed in my previous article on Rail Baltica, one of the primary aims of this project is to ensure that the Baltic States will become less dependent on Russia. Will this…

June 4, 2021

To read Part I follow the link. Image: 'Soldiers of the Revolution' Vladimir Kholuyev Long-term Path Dependence In the previous part of the article, the “genetic” path dependence and its potential impact on the Russian development trajectory was…

May 14, 2021

No occurrence is sole and solitary, but is merely a repetition of a thing which has happened before, and perhaps often (Mark Twain, 1865). TASS 1. Historic recurrence The wheel turns, nothing is ever new. That is the first idea that may come up in…

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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