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MOSCOW BLOG: The storming of the US Capitol was not a coup, but the shelling of the Russian White House was

January 10, 2021

The world was mesmerised by scenes of bizarrely clad Trump supporters breaking into and occupying the Capitol in Washington DC last week, which was widely described as an attempted coup d'état. But it was nothing like the coup in Russia in 1993.

MOSCOW BLOG: START II is a chance to renew relations between Russia and the West

November 13, 2020

The Cold War-era Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty II (START) missile treaty is due to expire in February and is a golden opportunity for the West to actually force some change on the Kremlin.

MOSCOW BLOG: What to do in the next decade? The Kremlin and the people are confused and unsure

November 12, 2020

Russia's Levada Center has done a series of focus groups on what the people want in the long term. It turns out neither the people nor the government are very sure of the answer.

MOSCOW BLOG: Kremlin launches charm offensive ahead of looming Biden victory in US elections, end of the START missile treaty

October 16, 2020

Russia is suddenly making nice with its foes, as the Kremlin seems to be launching a charm offensive ahead of the increasingly likely victory in the US presidential elections of Joe Biden.

MOSCOW BLOG: A history of Russian crises

October 2, 2020

Russia has had crises regularly, starting with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, but each crisis does less and less damage. The current coronacrisis is painful and won't be the last one, but each crisis also teaches useful lessons.

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