Category Archives: Russia

Did Putin Have Trump for Lunch? – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

In “Hamburg, Germany, President Trump is thundering against the free press that covers him, while getting lovey-dovey with the leader of a country that attacked American and French elections, that invaded Ukraine, that helped slaughter civilians in Syria, that was … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Weird World – The New York Times

For most of this campaign, Donald Trump’s admiration for Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, and his willingness to act as a Kremlin apologist on issues ranging from Syria to the computer hacking of individuals and political parties have been sources … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Putin Crush, by Tom Friedman  – The New York Times

“When it comes to rebutting Donald Trump’s idiotic observation that Vladimir Putin is a strong leader — “far more than our president has been a leader” — it is hard to top the assessment of Russian-born Garry Kasparov, the former … Continue reading

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Thugs and Kisses, by Paul Krugman – The New York Times

  “First of all, let’s get this straight: The Russian Federation of 2016 is not the Soviet Union of 1986. True, it covers most of the same territory and is run by some of the same thugs. But the Marxist … Continue reading

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Why the Russian Economy Is Tumbling – The New York Times

By JASMINE C. LEE APRIL 12, 2016Low oil prices and international sanctions have crippled Russia’s economy. The country has been operating at a deficit since 2012, and its Reserve Fund is slated to run out by 2017. Last week, the … Continue reading

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The Pentagon’s Top Threat? Russia – The New York Times

“The increased American investment sends a message to Mr. Putin and provides leverage to demand that other NATO countries do more to increase their own defense budgets. But the sheer size of the spending increase seems like a return to … Continue reading

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