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Political defiance in Putin’s Russia

Political defiance in Putin’s Russia

Protests at Senate Square in St. Petersburg, Russia,  Photo from Shutterstock. Free Alexei Navalny! Свободу Алексею Навальному! You may have seen this phrase floating around coupled with pictures of protesters from all around Russia, including gatherings from Siberia’s inhospitable climates for the sake of political voice. Such political action may not seem like anything new

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U.S. On Tuesday, Stephen Bannon lost his seat on the National Security Council after criticism that Bannon’s white nationalist political views risked politicizing foreign policy. Trump’s order removed Bannon from the principals committee and reduced the role played by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the intelligence director. Myanmar Aung San Suu

Your Handy Guide to the Trump-Russia Controversy, Because Someone Has to Do It

Even before the election there’s been a lot, and I do mean a lot, of speculation on what on earth Trump’s ties to Russia and President Vladimir Putin are. The reactions range from denials to conspiracy theories that Trump is a Manchurian (Siberian?) candidate out to destroy the country in an unholy alliance with Putin.

America Has Never Been Innocent, But Don’t You Dare Compare Us to Russia

Given that we are all students on a liberal arts college, I don’t need to tell you that America has never been innocent. No country has ever been founded without bloodshed, especially not a country that becomes a superpower or aspires to be one. The history of the world is one where conquest and progress

Sochi to secession in the Crimean Penninsula

Barely had the Winter Olympics concluded than Russia came under the global spotlight once again. The billions of dollars and seven-year-long effort Russia invested in creating a positive international image have been sent down the drain in less than a week. This seems to be a bizarre move considering how much is at stake for

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