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Khodorkovskii Gets It: Russian-Negotiated Transition, Not Western-Backed Revolution

by Gordon M. Hahn As Russia prepares to commemorate the 1917 Bolshevik coup which followed the initial phase of its violent revolution from below and led to its second phase, the Russian civil war and ultimately to totalitarian communism, some... Continue Reading →

Navalnyi ‘Kompromats’ Medvedev: Implications

by Gordon M. Hahn The recent revelations from opposition leader and Foundation for the Fight Against Corruption (FBK) founder Aleksei Navalnyi has had a limited ripple effect in society but may reflect somewhat more turbulence for the regime's ruling groups... Continue Reading →

The Fate of Russia and the Image of the French Revolution

by Gordon M. Hahn What Do Russia's liberal intelligentsia, Napoleon, and Western Democracy-Promotion have in common? In a word: revolutionism. In September-October 1799 the Russian army was doing battle with the French revolutionary army marched by Napoleon across Europe to... Continue Reading →

The Present Stability of Putin’s ‘Sistema’

by Gordon M. Hahn Although 2016 will be a challenging year for Russia’s political stability, there is little likelihood the country will experience serious political tremors. The worst case scenario is a something akin to the demonstrations of winter 2011-2012... Continue Reading →

Putin’s Golden Ticket: The New National Guard

by Gordon M. Hahn On April 5th Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a series of presidential decrees “transforming” the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) into a new “Federal Service of the Troops of the National Guard”... Continue Reading →

Запад должен принимать во внимание российские интересы – Гордон Хан, Интервью

Оригинал интервью опубликован здесь- 11 января 2016, 15:00 Встретив новый год, необходимо трезво оценивать проблемы, которые он несет России и миру В каком направлении будут развиваться события, прогнозирует для «Русской планеты» известный американский политолог, автор ряда книг по проблематике... Continue Reading →

SATTER’S HALLUCINATIONS: Next New Low in American Rusology and Journalism

by Gordon M. Hahn On January 21st  the Wall Street Journal’s editors allowed on its editorial pages an opinion piece with one of the most glaring distortions of post-Soviet Russian history and politics ever produced by contemporary American ‘rusology.’ David... Continue Reading →

Dr. Hahn’s Most Recent Radio Interview, Ian Masters’ ‘Background Briefing’, 23 Nov 2015 – Russia, Rusology, and Russian-Western Relations

Dr. Gordon M. Hahn gave a rare extended interview to Ian Masters on his 'Background Briefing' radio program, which aired on Monday, November 23rd on Russian Politics, Rusology, and Russian-Western Relations. The interview can be heard by following this link:... Continue Reading →

The Myth of an Imminent Anti-Putin Coup: Rusological Fail or Stratcomm?

by Gordon M. Hahn In recent months a series of articles often claiming certain knowledge asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin would be overthrown in a Kremlin palace coup within days, weeks, or in the otherwise short-term. Now I am... Continue Reading →

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