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Victory Day: Imperishable Memory

In the run-up to the 69th anniversary of the Great Victory, we interviewed Olga Malinova, PhD, Professor of Comparative Political Science at MGIMO-University about the place of the Great Patriotic War in the historical memory of generations. What place does Russia’s victory in the Great Patriotic War hold in the historical memory of the older and young generations of the new, post-Soviet Russia? Russia’s victory in the Great Patriotic War is the most significant vestige of our past that...


Modern Warfare Is a Rivalry for Cyber Supremacy

... with Konstantin Sivkov On the eve of Victory Day, we met with Commodore (Ret.) Konstantin Sivkov , Doctor of Military Science and Vice-President of the Academy for Geopolitical Problems, to get his opinion about changes in military strategy since World War II. From 1945 until the present day, military strategy has been transforming step by step alongside changes made to weapon systems, beginning with the emergence of nuclear weapons, which have established a threshold for conflict escalation between ...


Stephen Kinzer on Saudi Arabia: U.S. Foreign Policy vs. Wahhabi Clergy

... Arabia, Kinzer mentioned about the deepening schism in relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. In this piece, I share some of Stephen Kinzer's insights into the history of U.S.-Saudi relations and Saudi politics. Following the end of World War II, the United States was in need of a strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia. On that note, Kinzer recalled a story: Upon the conclusion of the Yalta conference, Franklin D. Roosevelt did not go back to Washington directly. Instead, he traveled ...


The Battle of Kursk: a Geopolitical Victory

The 70th anniversary of the Battle of Kursk The road to victory in the Great Patriotic War was incredibly rough and blood-spattered for the Soviet people, who struggled forward despite defeats and retreats, enormous losses, hardships and destitution. But not only did they stop the enemy but also reversed the tide of the war and overwhelmed the main forces of the fascist bloc. Strategic decisions by the Soviet leadership, logistic support for the frontline, and spiritual unity on the home front...


World War II Must Be the Last World War Ever

Interviews with Major General Evgeny Nikitenko and academician Georgy Kumanev The year 2013 marks 70 years since the Teheran conference, which had such a momentous effect on the outcome of World War II, post-war Europe, and the world. On the eve of the anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War, we consider the importance of the agreements reached by the Big Three, about the post-war world order, and the possibility of new world ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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