Cancelled Screening of Controversial Film in European Parliament Reveals Depth of Western Groupthink on Russia

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When a renowned filmmaker claims to possess evidence of massive deception on the part of an internationally known businessman, you’d think that might generate some interest. In the European Parliament, however, it just gets the screening of your film cancelled. That’s what happens, at least, if the businessman in question is untouchable anti-Putin hero Bill Browder.

Foreign Press Review #6 (02.05-08.05)

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The concert by the Mariinsky Orchestra in Palmyra overshadowed the latest developments in Syria last week. Nonetheless Russia and the US managed to extend Syria’s “regime of calm” to Aleppo and the surrounding areas, keeping a fragile ceasefire in place. Besides, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Moscow has also become a high-profile event in the western press. A territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands, which is a stumbling block to a peace treaty between Russia and Japan, has been at the top of the agenda.

Crimea: The Offensive Spring

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The strategically important Crimean offensive was launched on 8 April 1944 and ended 12 May with the retreat of the Nazi troops and the recapturing of the peninsula. The liberation of Crimea was a truly heroic chapter in the history of the peninsula which had already witnessed numerous remarkable events.

Rethinking Russia International Conference: A Unique Chance for Expert Dialogue

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Rethinking Russia International Conference took place in Moscow on March 14, 2016. The event was organized by Rethinking Russia International Analytical Centre and ISEPR Foundation. The conference gathered prominent Russian and foreign delegates. It allowed not only to maintain but also to significantly intensify expert dialogue on acute global problems, contemporary Russia, its relations with foreign partners, and the country’s perception abroad both in professional circles and among general public. We are happy to present to you a collection of speeches delivered by the participants of the event.

Foreign Press Review #5 (25.04-01.05)

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Syria continues to dominate the international agenda. Experts believe that the sides are preparing for an upsurge in fighting amid the cessation of hostilities and that the peace negotiations “hang by a thread.” Russia-NATO relations are again in the limelight after Russia had intercepted a US reconnaissance plane over the Baltic. Last week the French parliament also made the headlines by adopting a non-binding resolution calling for the lifting of EU sanctions against Russia.