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ON DECEMBER 8, 1991, the heads of three Union republics – Boris Yeltsin (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic), Leonid Kravchuk (Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic), and Stanislav Shushkevich (Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic) – signed the Belavezha Accords, dissolving the Soviet Union.1 That document was unprecedented in terms of international practice and its socioeconomic consequences for the once […]
Krasheninnikov: “The Kremlin elders are discussing the prospects of war more willingly and more thoroughly, reassuring themselves and their flock with nonsense about imaginary Russian allies and the growing influence of our country in the world. We have neither growing influence nor allies, but we have a strategy discussing preparations for war.”
Frolov: Washington fails to mobilize allies against Russia and China Munich Security Conference.
Xinhua: China and the US, the world’s top two economies, could greatly benefit both themselves and the world at large by steering the bilateral relationship to the right course.
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says moment of reckoning has come in the US. It must reform or continue to be torn apart from within.
China and Russia said that the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs, one of the basic norms governing international relations, should be upheld.
Pastukhov: Whether Trump pardons himself or “the shaman” will largely determine whether Trump will remain the face of US neofascism, or whether that movement will look for a new symbol. One thing is for certain – this movement is not going away.
Li Haidong: Given the severe and lingering malaise of US politics and society, it’s very likely that the “political decay” of the US will continue.
Xinhua: It seems that in recent years, US policymakers have been increasingly interested in catering to their voters, broadening their base and conveying an image of being faithful to their promises and practical leaders, rather than reaching across partisan lines and looking for the best solutions to thorny problems at home and abroad.
Travin: Each of Putin’s presidential terms has featured a slightly different regime.