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January 13, 2014

Nikolai Morshen papers now in Hoover Institution Archives

The Chains of Fear by Nikolai Narokov.

Nikolai Nikolaevich Marchenko, a Russian émigré writer best known under the pen name Nikolai Morshen, taught Russian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey and wrote poetry in his spare time. His father, Nikolai Vladimirovich Marchenko, pen name Nikolai Narokov, is known for two novels: Mogu! and Mnimye velichiny, translated into English as The Chains of Fear (Chicago: Regnery, 1958).

January 8, 2014 | Tablet Magazine

Women of the Gulag: From Stalin to Pussy Riot

January 10, 2014 | Foreign Policy

McFaul a “trendsetter” with diplomatic Twitter

Michael A. McFaul

U.S. Ambassador to Russia and Hoover’s Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow Michael McFaul is using Twitter and other social media to interact with Russian citizens in groundbreaking ways, as reported by a recent article in Foreign Policy. Read the article or follow @McFaul on Twitter.

January 8, 2014 | Mark Harrison's Blog

Stalin Equals Cromwell: How Putin Sees Russia's Past

December 19, 2013 | Forbes.com

Putin Clears the Decks for Sochi Olympics With Pardons

In a surprise move near the end of his annual press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a pardon for rival, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and clemency for the Pussy Riot girls remaining in prison. These pardons signal Putin’s absolute confidence in his personal power and the importance to him of the [...]
December 17, 2013

The Hoover Institution acquires the papers of Ukrainian political consultant Kost Bondarenko

Kost Bondarenko

The origins of the current Ukrainian political turmoil lie in the country's recent path of development, and in particular the electoral contests that resulted in the Orange Revolution of 2004 and the election of Viktor Yanukovych as Ukrainian president in 2010. The Hoover Institution has recently acquired an important collection of papers that help to document this period and will be useful to all researchers seeking to understand the state of Ukrainian politics today.

December 13, 2013

Pro-Soviet Baltic “Interfront” Collection Added to Hoover Archives

A partial list of Riga precincts before the 1990 elections to the Supreme Soviet

The 1988-1991 movement for national independence in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia was resisted not only by Moscow, but it also had to contend with strong local opposition. Several pro-Soviet organizations emerged in reaction to growing popular demands for national sovereignty and independence in the Baltic region. 

December 4, 2013 | Forbes.com

Will Kiev Streets Thwart Putin's Grand Design?

A fateful drama is playing out in central Kiev. Tens of thousands of demonstrators occupy Independence Square and block entrances to government buildings. They demand “revolution.” They clamor for the resignation of President Victor Yanukovich’s government  as punishment for his surprise decision to reject the European Union’s offer of association [...]
November 25, 2013 | Strategika

Russia, the United States, and the Middle East

Is Russia now an enemy, neutral, irrelevant to US strategic interests, or a poss
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Kiron Skinner discusses how the relationship between the United States and Russia bears on the future of foreign policy in the Middle East.

November 22, 2013 | Strategika

Russia and the United States—the Role of National Character

Is Russia now an enemy, neutral, irrelevant to US strategic interests, or a poss
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Ralph Peters discusses how cultural sensibilities have shaped Russia’s posture in international relations and explain Vladimir Putin’s leadership style.