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Trump: Russia’s Chance for Friendship?

Why are Russians so optimistic about Trump? Of all the countries in the world, Russia seems to be the most optimistic about the incoming President of the United States Donald ...
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The Surprise of the Russian Elections

It’s been more than a month since the Russian legislative elections of September 18, 2016. You will be excused if you passed them by, all the more so that on ...
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Vostokian Podcast 3: Russian and Turkish Influence in the Caucasus

Alex Pantich and Rusif Huseynov discuss Russian and Turkish influence in the Caucasus and the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh with moderator Kristijan Fidanovski.
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Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You can find the original here. “Will U.S.-Ukraine Relations Survive the Obama Years?” ...
One of Moscow's ubiquitous kiosks.

The last week saw the demolition of shopping centers and kiosks near metro stations all around Moscow. The shopping centers were demolished in the dead of night, many not having ...
Sicherheitskonferenz am 01.02.2014 in München. Foto: Tobias Kleinschmidt

Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You can find the original here. “The complicated Russia-EU trade relationship” by Vladimir ...
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The Russian Government has approved a document containing a list of services and activities that Turkish companies or companies headed by Turkish individuals are restricted from carrying out on the ...
Political Cartoon from 1878 Depicting Russia and the UK Eyeing Central Asia

Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You may find the original here. “Russian Sanctions on Turkey” by Nicolas ...
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Since the downing of a Russia Su-24 by Turkish forces, Russian president Vladimir Putin has vowed to retaliate until Turkey apologized for shooting down the aircraft. The retaliation has so ...
Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin Walking Together in Ireland

Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You may find the original here. “Russia and U.S., While Pushing for ...
Former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky in Kiev

Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You can find the original here. “Пенсионеры перекрыли главные улицы Сочи и Краснодара” ...
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev with Current Syrian Present Bashar Assad

Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You can find the original here. “С Асадом или без: может ли закончиться ...
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A Russian SU-24 bomber aircraft was recently shot down by Turkish F-16’s in the skies over Syria. Both sides gave differing accounts of the shooting with Russia claiming the bomber ...