Understanding Russia 101: Easy! No ‘Riddle Wrapped in Mystery inside Enigma’

A view of Moscow with the State Historical Museum and the Manezhnaya Square. Photo: Wikipedia

Russia has been especially perplexing to almost everybody in the West, with US Presidents often featuring prominently on the “misunderstanding Russia” list…

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Romania and Its Civil Society: The New Former Communist Success Story

Some 150,000 Romanian protesters are believed to have rallied in Bucharest on February 1, 2017. Photo: Wikipedia

It’s quite simple: Romania has got a civil society, and it works!

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