6,787Sep 24, 2013
Russia's Participation in the U.S. Civil War
Historian Webster Griffin Tarpley talked about the contribution of Russian Tsar Alexander II to a northern victory in the U.S. Civil War. He said that the Imperial Russian government had issued ...
5,197Aug 9, 2013
Presidential News Conference
President Obama held a news conference in the East Room of the White House. He addressed a number of issues including implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Nathional Security Agency (NSA) ...
1,899Mar 26, 2010
Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty
President Obama announced that the U.S. and Russia have reached a new agreement on nuclear arms. It calls for both countries to reduce their nuclear arsenals by a third. He will sign the ...
1,787Sep 27, 2013
Book Discussion on Implosion
Ilan Berman talked about his book, Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America, in which he predicts the collapse of Russia due to internal social and demographic decline and ...
1,276Mar 8, 2012
Book Discussion on The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
Masha Gessen, a journalist based in Moscow, talked about the rise and continued influence of Vladimir Putin in Russia. She presented a portrait of a ruthless politician underestimated by ...
1,195Jan 28, 2008
After Words with Pete Earley and Sergei Tretyakov
Pete Earley and Sergei Tretyakov talked about the post-Cold War world of Russian and American espionage. Mr. Earley is the author of Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia’s ...
1,160Mar 9, 2009
Zeyno Baran talked about Secretary of State Clinton’s trip to Russia, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Topics included an update on efforts to renegotiate the ...
1,118Oct 11, 2010
Book Discussion on The New Nobility
Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan talked about the reinvention of the KGB as the KSB during the rule of Vladimir Putin. The authors argued that the FSB is effectively more powerful than its ...
1,024Apr 11, 2012
U.S. Relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia
Former national security advisers spoke about U.S. relations with Turkey, Iran and Russia, and each country’s role in Syria’s escalating violence. Other topics included Iran’s ...
967Jan 2, 2013
Book Discussion on Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia
Thane Gustafson talked about his book, Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia, in which he looks at how Russia’s unstable political and economic systems could impact ...
963Mar 12, 2012
Russian Presidential Election
U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul talked about Vladimir Putin’s recent presidential election victory and the implications for future relations between the U.S. and Russia. He also ...
896Oct 5, 2001
Terrorist Attacks in U.S.
848Oct 22, 2013
Current and former U.S. and Russian ambassadors assessed the status of relations between the two countries. They all concluded that U.S.-Russia relations were much better than portrayed in the ...
765Apr 12, 2013
Book Discussion on The Black Russian
Vladimir Alexandrov talked about his book, The Black Russian, in which he recounts the life of Frederick Bruce Thomas (1872-1928). Thomas, the son of former slaves, lived and worked ...
680Sep 9, 2008
Witnesses testified about U.S. relations with Russia after Russia’s conflict with Georgia. They focused the history of U.S. interest in the region during the Cold War and subsequent ...
652Oct 17, 2012
Syrian Civil War and Russia
Panelists talked about the important issues surrounding the Russian-Syrian relationship and how the United States should approach Syria’s civil war. Panelists agreed that Russia’s ...
632Jun 2, 2009
Book Discussion on The King of Vodka
Linda Himelstein discussed the life of Pyotr Smirnov (1831-1898), a Russian serf whose vodka became world-renowned. Smirnov, barely literate, built a fortune worth $130 million but incurred ...
616Apr 26, 2013
Islamic Extremism in Chechnya
Witnesses testified about Islamic extremism in the Northern Caucasus and Chechnya, and potential links between extremist groups and the Boston Marathon bombing. Among the topics they addressed ...
613Aug 11, 2013
Matthew Rojansky talked about the future of U.S.-Russia relations in light of President Obama’s cancelled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as the outcome of Secretaries ...
570Apr 20, 2011
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Address to Duma
In his annual address to the Russian Parliament, known as the Duma, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin spoke about the state of the country’s economy. He praised Russia’s efforts to ...
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