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As Donald Trump prepares to take office, it’s unclear what may lie ahead for the U.S. and Russia, says Russian history and culture expert Harlow Robinson. What is clear, though, is that the Trump era has already begun to change the face of the global landscape. According to Robinson, we could be entering “a very strange era.”
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about two highly classified surveillance programs in June, was granted one-year asylum by Russia on Thursday. The move defied calls from the Obama administration for Russia to extradite Snowden to the U.S. to face charges over the leak. We asked…
Following parliamentary elections in Russia on Sunday, protests broke out across the country this week amid allegations of voter fraud. The elections kept Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party in power, but revealed a drastic decline in support for the party and significantly decreased its number of seats in Parliament. We asked Harlow Robinson, Matthews Distinguished University Professor and an expert in Russian and Soviet cultural history, to analyze the situation.