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April 26, 2017
Last week, IRI’s Center for Insights in Survey Research released the findings of an extensive public survey conducted in Kyrgyzstan. It is the first public survey in the country... Read More
January 17, 2017
On January 17, we launched "Global", IRI’s new podcast. If you have not heard the first episode highlighting Russia, check it out HERE. If you have already downloaded “Global”, thank you for listening!  Our inaugural episode featured Senator... Read More
December 15, 2016
For many years, Olga Pikula had encountered firsthand the plight of homeless animals in her hometown of Mariupol, Ukraine through her own volunteer work. It wasn’t until working with IRI as a newly-elected LEO (local elected official) of Mariupol’s City Council, however, that she felt truly... Read More
November 22, 2016
To bring about change at all is difficult enough; to inspire change when no one else acknowledges the problem is practically a Herculean feat. “My colleagues did not understand why I was addressing the issue of out-of-school education,” recalls Ukrainian Olga Chichina. “No one has worked with this... Read More
September 26, 2016
Much has been written about the recent elections for the Russian State Duma, which took place Septemeber the 18th.  Most post-election analysis has centered on the ruling United Russia party dominating the results, noting that the party acquired enough seats for a constitutional majority,... Read More
September 09, 2016
IRI is proud to announce the release of its first interim election assessment report ahead of Georgia’s October 8th parliamentary elections. IRI’s long-term election... Read More
September 07, 2016
The International Republican Institute’s (IRI) latest poll on Ukraine includes some figures on corruption that may seem shocking those unacquainted with the country. For example, one quarter of respondents who... Read More
August 28, 2016
Physical and mental disabilities have long been stigmatized in Post-Soviet countries. This stigmatization has contributed to the creation of systems that do not prioritize efficient service delivery for persons with disabilities, or the creation of social programs that would directly benefit them... Read More
August 24, 2016
On this, the twenty-fifth anniversary of Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union, we thought we’d take a moment to share some things you might not have known about IRI’s longstanding support to Ukraine.   Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and IRI opened... Read More
August 24, 2016
On a hot summer day in 1944, my grandfather left his beloved Ukraine on a sleigh - the only means of transportation available to him - believing he would never see his homeland again. One of millions of Ukrainians displaced by World War II, he fled the country with the advancing Soviet army,... Read More

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