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Pietro Shakarian
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Excellent speech by Ambassador Jack Matlock on #US - #Russia relations and international security in #Yerevan, #Armenia.

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My podcast with Eddie Aronoff, the producer and impresario behind the Stage Russia project. #Russia #theatre #Chekhov #Pushkin #Tolstoy #Bulgakov #Erdman #FormerSovietUnion

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My analysis on Tengiz Abuladze's "Repentance" (1984-87) for the blog of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University. Abuladze's film is an anti-Stalinist classic, a work so fantastic, absurd, dark, and subversive that it was ultimately banned in the Soviet Union, perhaps fittingly, in the year 1984. It was later rehabilitated under the government of Mikhail Gorbachev and served as cultural flagship for glasnost. #Georgia #Russia #Caucasus

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My podcast with Fred Weir, Moscow Correspondent at The Christian Science Monitor. #Russia #USA #Ukraine #Armenia #Azerbaijan #NagornoKarabakh #Caucasus #FormerSovietUnion

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Are the #USA and #Russia destined to be enemies? Is there something in our DNA that makes antagonism inevitable? Is perpetual conflict our common sudba (fate), as the Russians would say? History tells us otherwise, as my new "Top Ten" piece for Origins OSU illustrates...

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My latest analysis for Russia Direct on the curious case of a Russian blogger that shook the post-Soviet world. #Russia #Azerbaijan #Armenia #Nagorno-Karabakh #Belarus #Ukraine

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New book review by Paul Finlay Robinson of the University of Ottawa of the new republication of Baron August von Haxthausen's "Transcaucasia". The new edition was published by the Gomidas Institute and includes a foreword by Dominic Lieven and a critical introduction by me. The color plates and illustrations were reproduced and restored with the assistance of the John G. White Special Collection of Folklore, Orientalia, and Chess at the Cleveland Public Library in Downtown Cleveland. #Russia #Armenia #Georgia #Azerbaijan #Ossetia #Abkhazia #Chechnya #Dagestan #Caucasus
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