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Mueller never heard our side

Russian Senator Konstantin Kosachev tells Christiane Amanpour why he thinks the Mueller investigation was biased and "not a fair approach." Russian Senator Konstantin Kosachev tells Christiane Amanpour why he thinks the Mueller investigation was biased and "not a fair approach Source: CNN


Looking Back to Singapore on the Road to Helsinki

... What could happen in Helsinki that would put the meeting on a par with this win for Trump? It would seem that Trump will have at least two opportunities to achieve an impressive historically significant victory. First, he could secure a promise from Vladimir Putin that Russia will not interfere in the midterm Congressional elections later this year, set to take place just five short months from now. As Moscow refuses to acknowledge that any interference took place in the presidential elections and has no intention of signing up to any unilateral commitments, such an accord ...


Claims of 'Russian Electoral Interference' Reveal Depth of US Political Crisis

Washington Post's piece, part of a growing list of allegations by the White House and the Clinton campaign that Moscow was interfering in the US presidential race, alleged that President Putin was looking to exact "revenge" on the US for a string of color revolutions which Washington had helped to stage along Russia's borders over the last decade-and-a-half. For this, WP claimed, the Kremlin was using Donald Trump, who has helped to spread a mood of protest and discontent in US society...


U.S. Diplomacy in the Shackles of Election Politics

... or we launch a serious dialogue on building a relationship taking into account each other’s legitimate interests. In the long run, we agreed to meet, wasting no time. REUTERS U.S. President George W. Bush shares a laugh with Russian President Vladimir Putin as the two answer questions at the Crawford High School in Crawford, Texas November 15, 2001 We met in Paris in early April, and had a very sincere and constructive talk, just in the manner for all further encounters with Colin Powell,...


Has there been "rollback" of democracy in Russia under Putin?

....” ... “To most Russians, ‘democracy’ means the chaos of the late 1980s and 1990s. If you ask a Russian if he wants "democracy," he will say absolutely not.” In the same vein, Stephen Holmes wrote in 2001 that “Vladimir Putin may or may not be dismantling Yeltsinism. But he is not dismantling ‘democracy,’ for no such system existed in Russia before his accession to power. After a decade of multiparty elections, neither the rich nor the powerful seem to take the slightest interest in the well-being of the electorate ... That the Duma's switch from pointless opposition under Yeltsin to opportunistic servility under Putin has made little difference,...


Kremlin policy: Strategic or like the music of a jazz group?

... theory and political history is weak. What he writes is often a mixture of brilliant insight and nonsense. "Putin has made any alternative unthinkable" thinks Pavlovsky, ... because "his political system has destroyed the legitimacy of elections as an instrument for the peaceful change of power." Putin's United Russia party is a "valuable instrument for winning rigged elections, but unlike the Chinese Communist Party, it lacks the autonomy and ideological coherence ...


"Hillary Is the Worst Option": How Moscow Sees American Politics

Everyone in Moscow tells you that if you want to understand Russia's foreign policy and its view of its place the world, the person you need to talk to is Fyodor Lukyanov. Lukyanov is the chair of Russia's Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, as well as the editor-in-chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs, which are something like the Russian equivalents of America's Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs — though the Russian versions are considered much closer to the state...


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