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Sofia Grebenkina

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Sofia Grebenkina is an intern at Russia Direct. She is a second-year English Literature and Theology student at Durham University. She is the Politics Editor of the ‘Palatinate’ Durham University newspaper and a columnist for ‘The Bubble’.

23.09.2015

How Russia can deal with ISIS extremism within its own borders

How Russia can deal with ISIS extremism within its own borders

With ISIS gaining more financial and political clout, Russian experts consider various options for preventing radical Islamic extremists from gaining adherents within Russia or radicalizing Russia’s Muslim population

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15.09.2015

The Kremlin still prefers the East to the West, at its own risk

The Kremlin still prefers the East to the West, at its own risk

The Kremlin’s attempts to strengthen economic ties with the East could put at stake Russia’s future economic prosperity. Experts argue whether Russia should risk its future on the East and turn away from the West

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13.09.2015

Russian public opinion takes the temperature of the sick man of Europe

Russian public opinion takes the temperature of the sick man of Europe

Despite the Kremlin’s lack of strategic thinking and economic difficulties, Russians are still supporting President Vladimir Putin. Experts try to explain how Russians view their country after Crimea

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28.08.2015

Will escalation in Donbas turn into full-fledged war?

Will escalation in Donbas turn into full-fledged war?

At a panel discussion in Moscow, Russian experts discussed the odds of the fragile Minsk Agreements holding together and mulled over possible scenarios of how the Ukraine crisis might develop

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