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Fred Weir
Works at christian science monitor
Attended university of toronto
Lives in moscow, russia
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Russian schools have radically changed since since the Soviet era, often for the better. But the shape of Russian education policy is still largely undecided.
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The sudden retirement of Sergei Ivanov, a longtime ally of Putin's, is just one of many recent changes in Russia's government, which seem to be aimed at bringing in younger Putin loyalists with new ideas.
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Ethnically mixed Tatarstan once declared independence from Moscow. But it now receives billions in investment and will be a host city for 2018's FIFA Soccer World Cup.
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While geopolitical debates have put Russia and the international athletics community at odds over the country's allegedly state-sanctioned doping, both sides identify remarkably similar remedies.
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Runaway housing developments have been going up around Moscow, threatening the 'lungs' of the city – the ring forest around the capital. But locals have been fighting back against the project – with success.
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Britain's pending exit from the European Union recalls the breakup of the USSR but also raises questions about Russia's attempt to build its own common market.
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Thank you so much, David. It's aways good to get feedback from a loyal reader -- one never really knows whether people are reading, or what they're thinking -- and more so when it is as positive and encouraging as your comments, above. Much appreciated.
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Tatarstan has had a problem with Islamic extremism. But the Russian republic has avoided the violence that consumed Chechnya, by both resisting Wahabbism and promoting its own native Muslim traditions.
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Easing tensions between Ankara and Moscow would seem to benefit both Mr. Erdoğan and Mr. Putin. But Turkey also presents a complicating factor to the Kremlin in its dealings with Turkic peoples at home and abroad.
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Whether or not Trump truly was asking Russia to step into the US presidential campaign by releasing Hillary Clinton's emails, Russia has reason to doubt whether he would be a friend.
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Path to progress Despite the new NATO troops for Eastern Europe, experts said the bloc and Russia must quickly dial back tensions – through constant communication and by finding common ground.
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The crisis over Britain's vote to leave the EU may worsens the prospects for joining a Europe already experiencing 'Ukraine fatigue.'
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Though the Russian public have no more love for athletic doping than the rest of the world, many in Russia see the decision to ban it from the Olympics as a political, rather than athletic decision.
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moscow correspondent, csm
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From Toronto, Canada. Have lived in Moscow, Russia, since 1986
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  • university of toronto
    modern european history, 1985
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journalist
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  • christian science monitor
    correspondent, present
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