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Igor Rozin

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Igor Rozin is a contributor to Russia Direct and Russia Beyond The Headlines.

23.12.2013

Khodorkovsky: Russia’s new spiritual leader?

Khodorkovsky: Russia’s new spiritual leader?

With the first post-release press conference attracting hundreds of journalists in Berlin, Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has gained a place in the international spotlight. Russia Direct looks at how Russian and foreign media have been interpreting his pardon and its implications for Russia

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11.12.2013

Russian diplomats accused of health care fraud leave U.S.

Russian diplomats accused of health care fraud leave U.S.

Experts believe that neither Moscow nor Washington is interested in creating a scandal over the alleged insurance fraud

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04.12.2013

Ukraine’s Maidan mayday

Ukraine’s Maidan mayday

As the political turmoil in Ukraine gathers in intensity, Russia Direct presents a roundup of how Russian and Western media are reporting the political crisis in Kiev

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04.12.2013

Putin blames external forces for Ukrainian crisis

Putin blames external forces for Ukrainian crisis

Russian president blames outsiders for meddling in internal Ukrainian affairs in an attempt to overthrow legitimate authorities

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25.11.2013

Can US-Russian health diplomacy root out mutual distrust?

Can US-Russian health diplomacy root out mutual distrust?

Russia Direct experts weigh in on the prospects for health diplomacy to bridge the diplomatic gap between Moscow and Washington

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19.11.2013

U.S. and Russian young scholars reshape Moscow-Washington agenda

U.S. and Russian young scholars reshape Moscow-Washington agenda

With “Young Scholar Week” scheduled to start Nov. 25, Russia Direct previews some of the ideas and topics from the recently concluded Student Essay Competition that attracted the attention of the RD editorial team

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17.11.2013

Boeing 737 jet crashes at Kazan airport during landing

Boeing 737 jet crashes at Kazan airport during landing

A Boeing 737 jet of the Tatarstan airline has crashed in the airport of Kazan, the capital of Russia’s constituent region of Tatarstan, while completing a flight from Moscow

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05.11.2013

Russia's gas industry is not out of gas

Russia's gas industry is not out of gas

How Russia responds to the shale revolution, environmental issues and the Arctic rush for gas

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31.10.2013

Putin’s ranking in Forbes: Good credit but not a real game-changer

Putin’s ranking in Forbes: Good credit but not a real game-changer

Russian President Vladimir Putin outpaced his American counterpart President Barack Obama in the 2013 Forbes ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People. Russian and foreign experts try to account for this shift and explain its meaning

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24.10.2013

FBI probe into Russian cultural center: Back to the Cold War?

FBI probe into Russian cultural center: Back to the Cold War?

With the FBI investigation into recruiting American students as intelligence assets by a Russian exchange program in Washington, the future of U.S.-Russia educational exchanges appears to be in limbo

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10.09.2013

Navalny campaign: From political ghetto to moral victory

Navalny campaign: From political ghetto to moral victory

Russia Direct presents a roundup of how foreign and Russian journalists covered the Moscow mayoral election and the political performance of opposition candidate Alexey Navalny

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28.08.2013

History repeats itself: Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and now Syria?

History repeats itself: Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and now Syria?

Anywhere from three weeks to three years – that’s how long it has taken Western nations to justify and prepare military interventions in the past

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08.08.2013

Russia’s relationship status with Georgia: It’s complicated

Russia’s relationship status with Georgia: It’s complicated

Western and Russian media assess the controversial legacy of the five-day war between Georgia and Russia in 2008

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01.08.2013

Snowden has asylum and a job offer, now what?

Snowden has asylum and a job offer, now what?

Experts analyze how Snowden’s temporary asylum in Russia may affect upcoming U.S.-Russia initiatives on cybersecurity

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31.07.2013

The most dangerous cyberweapons of 2013

The most dangerous cyberweapons of 2013

Five cyberattacks with the greatest potential to change how we think about the relationship between national security and cybersecurity

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18.07.2013

Alexei Navalny: Martyr, Hero or Russia’s Nelson Mandela?

Alexei Navalny: Martyr, Hero or Russia’s Nelson Mandela?

Russia Direct reviews how Russian and Western media differ in their coverage of the trial of Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner and harsh critic of the Kremlin.

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17.07.2013

Snowden promises to avoid anti-American activity if granted asylum in Russia

Snowden promises to avoid anti-American activity if granted asylum in Russia

Former CIA employee Edward Snowden waits to hear if he will be granted political asylum in Russia, as local human rights activists and authorities express their support.

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11.07.2013

Moscow court sentences Magnitsky’s boss Browder to 9 years in prison

Moscow court sentences Magnitsky’s boss Browder to 9 years in prison

Hermitage Capital co-founder and CEO William Browder may face 9 years in prison if he ever crosses Russia’s border: a Moscow court found him and Hermitage Capital auditor Sergei Magnitsky guilty of tax evasion.

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01.07.2013

Putin: Snowden can stay in Russia if he stops leaking information

Putin: Snowden can stay in Russia if he stops leaking information

The president of Russia said that Snowden would have to find another country to reside if he plans on continuing his work “damaging” the U.S.

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25.06.2013

Putin: Snowden remains in Russia's transit zone

Putin: Snowden remains in Russia's transit zone

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Snowden remains at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and expressed hope that this case will not affect U.S.-Russian relations.

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