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Nikolay Surkov

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Nikolay Surkov is an associate professor in the Oriental Studies Department of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University).

28.10.2013

Russia accuses ‘Friends of Syria’ of obstructing Geneva 2

Russia accuses ‘Friends of Syria’ of obstructing Geneva 2

Meanwhile, the U.S. has reduced its naval presence in the eastern Mediterranean

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11.10.2013

Snowden’s father drawn into spy games

Snowden’s father drawn into spy games

Former NSA contactor seems to be set on staying in Russia for the long term

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10.09.2013

Moscow calls on Damascus for chemical disarmament

Moscow calls on Damascus for chemical disarmament

Russia is looking for ways to prevent an attack on Syria

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06.09.2013

Obama finds himself trapped on Syrian issue

Obama finds himself trapped on Syrian issue

Russian pundits believe that the U.S. is hesitating to strike Damascus alone, but it is not willing to give up, either

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28.08.2013

Russia will have no time to provide aid to Assad

Russia will have no time to provide aid to Assad

Experts say Saudi Arabia and Turkey are drawing the West into a war, and Russian arms will not help

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27.08.2013

Russia will not fight with anyone over Syria

Russia will not fight with anyone over Syria

Damascus is now threatened with a repeat of the Iraqi scenario of 2003

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16.08.2013

Egypt teeters on the brink of civil war

Egypt teeters on the brink of civil war

Russian experts discuss the potential outcomes of the current situation in Egypt

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09.08.2013

Worst scenario for Russia: Syria becomes terrorist hub [video]

Worst scenario for Russia: Syria becomes terrorist hub [video]

In response to questions submitted by Russia Direct subscribers, a Russian foreign policy expert comments on the implications of Syria for both the U.S. and Russia

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09.07.2013

Russian entrance exams open globally to foreign students

Russian entrance exams open globally to foreign students

Up to 15,000 foreigners a year are to be enrolled in Russian universities on a budget-funded basis.

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09.07.2013

Revolution in Egypt: A blessing or a curse?

Revolution in Egypt: A blessing or a curse?

Russian and American experts ponder the future of post-revolutionary Egypt.

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