Olga Pylova is an intern at Russia Direct. She is a second-year student at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) in the International Relations Department. She studied in the UK and Canada and took part in several Model UNs and university conferences.
Russia’s military buildup near Aleppo indicates that it is too early to make conclusions about the implications of the Russian campaign in Syria. The campaign is not over, which might be both a boon and a bane for the KremlinRead more
Experts weigh in on President Vladimir Putin’s establishment of a National Guard in Russia, with a focus on what it might mean for the Kremlin’s approach to domestic securityRead more
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Moscow for the third time since the start of the confrontation between Russia and the U.S. in 2014. Unlike the previous two visits, will this time mark the renewal of effective dialogue?Read more
Debates: A number of Russian and foreign experts describe how the West currently views the situation in Ukraine two years after Crimea’s incorporation into RussiaRead more
Top NATO commander Philip Breedlove recently accused Russia of using the migration crisis in Europe as a weapon. Russia Direct asked top experts about Breedlove’s remarks and their potential impact on the future of Russia-NATO relationsRead more