Summary of Obama’s Call with Russia’s Putin

In their May 9 telephone conversation, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin commemorated the occasion of Russia’s celebration of Victory in Europe day, noting the historic war-time alliance between our two countries and underscoring their mutual
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Why It’s Still Safe to Profile Russians?

By Karol Markowicz This column was originally published in the New York Post. Like everyone else, Russian immigrants throughout the five boroughs were horrified by last week’s news about how Sergey Mamonov allegedly killed and dismembered his roommate in Brooklyn. Then we said to each other, “Not us again.” It’s not just (more...)

White House Summary of Obama’s Call with President-Elect Putin

Readout of the President’s Call with President-Elect Putin President Obama called Russian President-elect and Prime Minister Putin to congratulate him on his recent victory in the Russian Presidential election. President Obama highlighted achievements in U.S.-Russia relations over the past four years with President Medvedev, including cooperation on Afghanistan, (more...)

For Putin Or For Fair Elections?

On Saturday, February 4th, tens of thousands of Russians took part in a march against the prime minister Vladimir Putin's 12 years governing. At the same time his supporters staged a rival rally drawing comparable numbers. According to world media, "protesters marched within sight of the red-brick Kremlin (more...)

State’s Gordon at Senate Hearing on U.S. Policy in Russia

U.S. Department of State Testimony by Philip H. Gordon,  Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (As Prepared for Delivery) The State of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Russia: U.S. Policy Options Chairman Shaheen, Ranking Member Barrasso and (more...)

Obama’s Call with Russian President Medvedev

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Phone Call with Russian President Medvedev President Obama spoke with Russian President Medvedev today to congratulate him on the World Trade Organization’s decision to extend a formal invitation to Russia to join the WTO. The Presidents hailed this achievement as (more...)

State’s Gordon at Senate Hearing on U.S. Policy in Russia

U.S. Department of State Testimony by Philip H. Gordon Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC December 14, 2011 The State of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Russia: U.S. Policy Options Chairman Shaheen, Ranking Member Barrasso (more...)

Heroes & Losers of Russian Internet: Weekly Review

​The whole world now knows that the situation in Russia after December 4th elections to State Duma is unstable. And if during Soviet times, people were gathering in their kitchens to discuss political themes, now, in the era of the Internet, Russians go online. One of the heroes of this week (more...)

“Alpha Male” Putin Will Run For The Russian Presidency

Vladimir Putin confirmed he will run for the Russian presidency next year. Addressing the annual congress of the governing United Russia party, he and the current President, Dmitry Medvedev, said they would support each other as they seek to switch roles. It was not a secret that Dmitry Medvedev was (more...)

Summary of Obama’s Call with Russian President Medvedev

President Obama and President Medvedev spoke by phone this morning to discuss a wide range of issues in U.S.-Russia relations. The two presidents discussed developments in the Middle East at length, with a particular focus on Libya. President Obama expressed his appreciation for Russia’s support for the (more...)

Russia Abolishes Daylight Saving Time

President Dmitriy Medvedev has announced the abolition of daylight saving time starting autumn 2011. Medvedev said that switching clocks twice a year is harmful for people’s health and triggers stress. “Every fall and every spring we are swearing at this system,” Medvedev said. “Our biorhythms are damaged. We are all angry. We (more...)

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