Category Archives: ldpr

Russia Declares Open Season on American Brands

For Russians hoping to enjoy a Big Mac, America’s Favorite Fries, and wash down their meal with a Jack Daniels, the news is not good. In a thinly-veiled effort to retaliate against the United States for its Ukraine-related sanctions, Russian … Continue reading

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2012 Presidential Campaign Launches in Russian Style – Part II

[TRM’s second installment on recent events in Russia] Medvedev made quite a few headlines two weeks ago with a series of moves that signaled a renewed push to ‘improve the investment climate’ in Russia.  This is, of course, not a … Continue reading

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The Perils of Party Politics – Just Russia Struggles to Compete

Note: apologies for not posting more often. School and work are taking up all of my time, but I will make an effort to update on a more regular basis Putin’s goal of creating a reliable two-party system – composed … Continue reading

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The Perils of Party Politics – Just Russia Struggles to Compete

Note: apologies for not posting more often. School and work are taking up all of my time, but I will make an effort to update on a more regular basis Putin’s goal of creating a reliable two-party system – composed … Continue reading

Posted in beards, elections, just russia, ldpr, lugovoi, mironov