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Alto general russo revela planos de Putin para a Ucrânia

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 4:15 PM

Quando a crise na Ucrânia esquentou dramaticamente em novembro do ano passado e nas semanas seguintes, fiquei impressionado com a capacidade do Estado russo de mobilizar tantas ferramentas diferentes em sua tentativa de desestabilizar seu vizinho. Logo ficou claro que os políticos, jornalistas, supostas organizações não-governamentais, empresas estatais, think tanks,...

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(8) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 6:16 PM


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Il piano di Putin per l'Ucraina secondo un alto ufficiale russo

(23) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 11:16 AM

PRAGA - Quando nel novembre scorso la crisi in Ucraina si è drammaticamente aggravata, nelle settimane immediatamente seguenti se c'è una cosa che mi ha colpito riguardo al comportamento dello stato russo è stata la sua prontezza nel mettere in campo i mezzi più diversi per destabilizzare il...

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Un général en chef russe dévoile la stratégie de Poutine en Ukraine

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 10:29 AM

PRAGUE - Quand la crise en Ukraine s'est brutalement envenimée en novembre 2013 et dans les semaines qui ont suivi, la capacité de la Russie à mobiliser autant de moyens dans sa tentative de déstabilisation m'a fortement impressionné. Il est très rapidement devenu clair qu'en Russie, les...

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러시아 장군, 우크라이나를 겨냥한 푸틴의 작전을 발설하다

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 10:30 PM

이 글은 프라하에 거주하고 있는 기자, 작가인 로버트 콜슨의 글을 번역한 것입니다.

작년 11월, 그리고 이후 몇 주 동안 러시아가 이웃 나라를 와해시키려 여러 가지 방법을 착착 동원하는 것을 보고 매우 놀랐다. 러시아 정부는 물론 러시아의 정치인, 언론, NGO, 정부기관 기업, 싱크탱크, 군부, 법원, 행정부, 그리고 듀마(러시아...

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Russischer Top-General enthüllt Putins Pläne für die Ukraine

(19) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 10:53 AM

PRAG – Als sich die Ukraine-Krise im November und den folgenden Wochen dramatisch verschärfte, war ich beeindruckt, wie viele verschiedene Instrumente Russland hatte, um den Nachbarstaat zu destabilisieren. Es wurde sehr schnell klar, dass russische Politiker, Journalisten, angebliche Nichtregierungsorganisationen, Staatsfirmen, Thinktanks, das Militär, die Gerichte, Behörden und die Duma alle...

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Top Russian General Lays Bare Putin's Plan for Ukraine

(50) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 12:18 PM

PRAGUE -- When the crisis in Ukraine dramatically heated up last November and in the ensuing weeks, I was impressed by the ability of the Russian state to mobilize so many different tools in its bid to destabilize its neighbor. It became clear very quickly that Russian politicians, journalists, purportedly...

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Is Russia Ready To Make Nice?

(2) Comments | Posted March 13, 2009 | 11:46 AM

Ever since U.S. Vice President Joe Biden brought forth the "reset-button" theory of U.S.-Russia relations last month, there has been a seeming flood of goodwill between the two countries. When NATO decided on March 5 to resume contacts with Russia and then U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

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A Reality Check for Russia's President

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2009 | 7:20 AM

On January 29, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev summoned Novaya gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov and the newspaper's co-owner, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, to the Kremlin. At that meeting, Medvedev broke his long silence about the murders of Novaya gazeta journalists, particularly the brutal gunning down in broad daylight of...

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Playing Devil's Advocate for Putin

(2) Comments | Posted January 30, 2009 | 8:56 AM

Maybe tandems are supposed to teeter.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets with opposition journalists and makes surprisingly enlightened utterances while Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is out of the country. Medvedev's supporters in the Duma are stalling and trying to amend a draft law submitted by Putin's supporters that would expand...

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Russia's Season Of Discontent

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2009 | 3:32 AM

If writing or speaking about the potential for unrest or discontent in Russia is a crime, then law enforcement officials must be pretty busy these days. It is hard to open up a newspaper or news website without finding pieces warning of potential social flashpoints.

On the most general...

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Russia's Teetering Tandem

(1) Comments | Posted January 6, 2009 | 3:13 AM

Political analysts in Russia have been writing that the emergence of the word "tandem" into everyday usage was a key domestic development of 2008. And, inevitably, since the emergence of this unique political arrangement -- in which Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev have worked out some sort...

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A Test for Russia's Unity

(4) Comments | Posted January 3, 2009 | 7:56 AM

The long winter holiday season pretty much shuts everything down in Russia for a week or 10 days, which means that there is plenty of time to read all the "results of 2008" and "predictions for 2009" articles that are out there. And this year, in a time of global...

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The Myth Of Putin's Popularity

(5) Comments | Posted December 30, 2008 | 9:45 AM

A lot has been made of the recent public unrest in Russia and the brutality with which the authorities have responded. If you haven't seen the videos yet, there are plenty on youtube, including this one and this one. My fellow blogger Brian Whitmore has written that...

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Moscow's Unseemly Haste To Amend

(2) Comments | Posted December 23, 2008 | 2:49 AM

Russia's Federation Council on December 22 signed off on the ratification process of the controversial constitutional amendments that will extend the presidential term of office to six years and that of Duma deputies to five.

And what a whirlwind ride it has been!

President Dmitry Medvedev first proposed the...

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