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Iulia Mustățea

Echoes of the Soviet Union. 30 years later. Part 2: What the collapse meant and how the USSR could have been saved

30 years after, the fall of the Soviet Union brought to surface in the Russian and post-Soviet space perceptions and reactions that speak volumes about the current affairs both in Russia and in the former Soviet republics.

Echoes of the Soviet Union. 30 years later. Part 1: The good, the bad. Heroes and antiheroes

“It was a wonderful winter evening with a soft snowfall – real crisp weather. Shushkevich, Kravchuk, and I had gathered at the residence of...

Patriotism and unity in Russia in times of pandemic. From theory to practice

The first part of November offered, despite the cold weather in Moscow, fervent topics of debate in the Russian public space. The month started...

The controversy around the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Earlier this month, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the recipients of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov. The two journalists,...

The two stories of the Russian legislative elections of September 2021

The legislative elections of September 2021 are set to shape the lower house of the Russian Federal Assembly for the next five years, which...

Saviours or Traitors? The Russian Debate 30 years after the August Coup Attempt

The GKChP in 1991 On the 19th of August 1991, Moscow was shaken by the loud squeaking tanks making their way towards the Russian White...

Russian media reactions to the Legislative Elections in the Republic of Moldova, July 2021

On the 28th of April, after a prolonged governmental crisis and upon a positive opinion from the Republic of Moldova’s Constitutional Court, president Maia Sandu announced the dissolving of the Socialist-dominated parliament and early legislative elections on the 11th of July 2021.

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Russian Propaganda during the Israel-Hamas War: Anti-Ukrainian and Israelophobic Narratives

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