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    Russian Public Opinion of Vladimir Putin

    Sociologist Lev Gudkov talked about Russian citizens' approval of President Vladimir Putin and how propaganda shapes mass perception. “The 86 Percent: Opinion Polling in Russia” was part of…

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    Russian Interventionism

    National Defense University Associate Professor Elena Pokalova talked about the rise of Russia’s interventionist military strategy in its experience combating terrorism in the North Caucasus and and their…

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    Political Insults

    Karina Korostelina talked about her book Political Insults: How Offenses Escalate Conflict, in which she analyzes cases around the world where minor insults between ethnic groups and…

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    Tactics for Promoting Democracy

    Diplomatic, academic, and legal experts talked about the tactics for promoting democracy. This panel was part of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and Kennan Institute’s discussion on…

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    Promoting Democracy

    Diplomatic, academic, and legal experts talked about the importance of assistance to nations that are exploring democratic reforms or newly democratic states. This panel was part of the Foreign…

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    U.S.- Russia Relations

    Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov talked about U.S.-Russia relations, saying that both nations were at fault for the current strained relations. He said that the Russia-Ukraine conflict,…

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    The Dead Hand

    David Hoffman talked about his book The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy (Doubleday; September 22, 2009). In his book David Hoffman, former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post,…

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    Discovering Russia

    Murray Seegar talked about his book, Discovering Russia: 200 Years of American Journalism, published by Authorhouse. He explained how American reporting on Russia has evolved throughout the…

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    Future of Russia

    Mr. McFaul and Mr. Petro talked Russian President Putin and the future of Russia. Among the issues they addressed were power-sharing with local authorities under the Putin government, the…

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    New Bipartisan Consensus on Russia

    Vice President Gore talked about U.S.-Russian relations.

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    Rethinking the Russian Revolution

    Senator Bradley spoke about U.S.-Russia relations in the late 1980s and the post-Cold War period. He discussed several issues, especially whether U.S. policy to encourage democratic reforms…

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    Russia After the Elections

    Participants discussed the future of the Russian Republic after the elections and the role of nationalism. Mr. Rahr focused on Russia’s political elite after the elections and Mr. Dobbs…

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    Legacies of Communism

    Mr. Dobbs has been in Moscow for the past five years. He discussed the history of the breakup of the Communist Party and the difficulties Soviet citizens have faced ever since. A change to…

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