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March 18, 2014
In Defense
In Defense

Our definition of a Russophile is not someone who blindly embraces all things Russian as superior, but someone who is innately fascinated by Russia because it is different, because it is interesting, because it is important.

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Tags: Russia, journalism, Crimea, Olympics
Rating: 5.0 stars
March 8, 2014
International Women's Day: A Look Back
International Women's Day: A Look Back

Tired of having to do Valentine's Day and Mother's Day separately? Try it the Russian way and combine them into International Women's Day! A closer look at this convenient holiday's socialist origins and not-so-socialist present form.

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Tags: russia, holiday, women, socialism
Rating: Zero stars
March 7, 2014
7 Ways Not to Protest the Occupation of Crimea
7 Ways Not to Protest the Occupation of Crimea

Russia’s occupation cum annexation of Crimea is a tragedy no matter how you slice the salami tactics. One just wants to protest, boycott, DO something. But what? Well, like President Obama and the EU, we’re coming up a bit short on the list of feasible and effective sanctions. But here are a few things we recommend NOT doing.

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    Tags: Ukraine, Crimea
    Rating: 5.0 stars
    March 2, 2014
    Kremlin Words Versus Deeds, A Gaping Chasm?
    Kremlin Words Versus Deeds, A Gaping Chasm?

    Russia's occupation of Crimea, part of the sovereign nation of Ukraine, is wrong. It is wrong under international law, it is in violation of several treaties Russia has with Ukraine and the West, and it is even wrong according to Russia's own foreign policy "principles." So why did it happen?

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    Tags: Ukraine, Putin, Crimea, Russia, foreign policy
    Rating: 4.8 stars
    February 24, 2014
    No More Olympics… What Now?
    No More Olympics… What Now?

    The Sochi Olympic Games are now officially over. Suffering withdrawals? Here are five ideas for how to fill up all your viewing time.

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    Rating: Zero stars