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October 12, 2017
2017 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of two Russian revolutions. The February Revolution began when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupted in St. Petersburg. Russians had lost faith in their government, the economy was horrendous and corruption was rampant. Demonstrators took to... Read More
August 17, 2016
As the West momentarily turned its attention to the Rio Olympics and the latest developments in the U.S. presidential campaign, tensions between Ukraine and Russia dramatically increased over the last week. On Wednesday, August 10, Russia accused Ukrainian special forces of launching a planned “... Read More
April 06, 2016
It comes as no surprise that the April 6 semi-binding referendum in The Netherlands returned an overwhelming “no” vote on the Association Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Ukraine – polls have suggested this outcome from the outset.  It is nonetheless immensely disappointing that... Read More
December 28, 2015
International attention to Russia has been primarily focused upon President Putin’s annexation and invasion of Eastern Ukraine over the past 18 months, and more recently on his military moves in Syria. Notwithstanding Russia’s international ambitions, it would be a mistake not to peruse more... Read More
March 11, 2015
Today, IRI Chairman, Senator John McCain, took to the Senate floor to talk about the murder of Boris Nemtsov near the Kermlin.  In his remarks (can be read... Read More
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