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Ivo Mijnssen holds an MA in Eastern European History and Sociology from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He worked as a resercher in the Swiss...

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Do Barack Obama and Angela Merkel Even Know What They Want From Russia?


AP/Pavel Golovkin

Within the same news conference, President Obama declared economic sanctions against Russia a huge success and said Russia had invaded Ukraine.

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No One, Including Russia, Benefits From MH17 Crash


AP/Lai Seng Sin

A barrage of mutual accusations and contradictory accounts has followed the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Eastern Ukraine on July 17.

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The Chocolate King and the Gas Princess


In the midst of unrest in Eastern Ukraine and the threat of a new Russian intervention, the transitional government in Kiev is preparing for the election of a new president on May 25.

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Ukraine Between a Rock and Russia


AP/Andrew Lubimov

Ukraine’s neighbors are forcing the country to play a zero-sum game in which it must choose sides without getting much in return.

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Putin and Obama’s Cold War


AP/Dmitry Lovetsky

U.S.-Russian relations are worse than they have been in decades, a situation not helped by the openly hostile rhetoric of the two countries’ presidents.

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Why Russia Fears the Gay


AP/Ivan Sekretarev

Although gay Americans have cause for celebration this week, Russia’s parliament has unanimously passed a blatantly homophobic law.

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Why Putin Let Russia’s Richies Take a Bath


AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko

The collapse of the Cypriot banking system reveals much about the complex relationship among ordinary Russians, “offshore oligarchs” and a political system that depends on both.

Posted on May 14, 2013 READ MORE

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Ivo Mijnssen
Ivo Mijnssen

Ivo Mijnssen holds an MA in Eastern European History and Sociology from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He worked as a resercher in the Swiss National Science Foundation’s project “Democracy and the Nation in Russia” and wrote numerous scientific articles on memory and memory politics in contemporary Russia. He is currently working as a freelance journalist.

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