"A total of 67% of Russians regret the collapse of the Soviet Union," the Megatyumen portal says citing the results of a poll of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center on people’s perception of the events of 1991.
In a recent interview with a reporter of the ABC TV channel, Joe Biden responded positively to a question about whether he considered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin "a killer."
"A total of 67% of Russians regret the disintegration of the Soviet Union," the Megatyumen portal says citing the results of a poll on people’s perception of the events of 1991 taken by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center.
Ukraine is escalating the situation at the Donbas contact line. It should be recalled that back in June 2018, Vladimir Putin said that if major provocations occurred on the Ukrainian side of the divide in Donbas, this might bring about very severe consequences for Ukraine's statehood.
Chances are such an article on termination of RF citizenship for ideological dissension will soon appear in the Russian penal system. This was not a suggestion made during a "conversation in the smoking-room." The case in hand is a specific punishment that the government is already trying to apply.
At a meeting, the Russian President and representatives of the State Duma factions indeed confirmed their mutual dislike for each other and "checked their watches" until the start of the elections to the State Duma.
Power transfer, the inter-elite struggle for spheres of influence, the succession race, and many other political processes hidden from people have been the subject of robust discussion by political scientists.
Russian Aerospace Defense Force has deployed additional combat aircraft units near Russia's northern borders. The country’s authorities decided to take this step after Norway let US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers into its territory. These actions of the US government are connected with the Pentagon’s striving to strengthen its positions in the region by taking a large section the Arctic under its control.
On Sunday, January 31, the Russians took to the streets in a new protest in support of the off-parliament opposition leader Alexei Navalny who had been put in jail. Many said that compared to other recent rallies, there were fewer people on the streets this time.
In the U.S., the newly elected but not young and painfully familiar President Joseph Biden has finally taken over the presidency. What is likely to happen not only in the U.S. but also in Russia in the coming year? Political expert Anatoly Wasserman shared his opinion on possible events in an interview with wek.ru.
"Every time the authorities need to put pressure on Alexei Navalny, they come up with some ideas connected with his younger brother,” Albats said. “They regularly put him in jail. It's a kind of hostage-taking practice."
"According to the baseline scenario in the medium term, the state model of 'Putinism' with or without Vladimir Putin will be kept in Russia," says the document that assesses the threat to Ukraine's security allegedly posed by Russia.
"Navalny's actions, at first glance pointless, are aimed at causing discontent among the ordinary Russians, and in its wake Putin should agree to step down and declare someone, for example, Alexei Kudrin [the chairman of the Accounts Chamber] his successor," writes the Russian political activist Valery Skurlatov.
At the beginning of 2021, a new electoral cycle began in Russia. Moreover, many experts underline that the situation is somewhat different from what it was in the past. This time, the election campaign before the State Duma election scheduled for September 2021 will be combined with the Presidential campaign of 2024 to some extent.
In the U.S., the newly elected but not young and painfully familiar Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has finally taken over the presidency. What is likely to happen not only in the U.S. but also in Russia in the coming year? Political expert Anatoly Wasserman shared his opinion on possible events in an interview with wek.ru.