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Russian Elites and People Never Accepted Demise of USSR, Shelin Says

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

Paul Goble Staunton, April 2 – Neither Russian elites nor the Russian people accepted the demise of the USSR and occasionally signaled that throughout the Yeltsin period, according to commentator Sergey Shelin, but in every case, the West preferred not to take notice of that reality and only now with Vladimir Putin’s actions is being…


Ukrainian Tycoons’ Shifting Loyalties

Dec 21st, 2013 | By

By Henry Meyer, Kateryna Choursina, and Daryna Krasnolutska December 19, 2013 Most people associate oligarchs with Russia’s post-Soviet history, when ruthless men bought state assets on the cheap, built business empires, and made fortunes. But Russia isn’t the only nation whose economy is dominated by oligarchs. In neighboring Ukraine, about a dozen businessmen have a…