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Medvedev explains his resignation

MOSCOW – Dmitry Medvedev explained why the government resigned in recent comments given to Russian press. The former prime minister mentioned two reasons: the need to provide the president with the opportunity to discuss and make decisions within the framework of updating the political system without regard to the government factor, and the length of […]

Russia’s Healthy Democracy: Putin eases controversial pension reform in Russia in response to protests

Approximately 10,000 people (according to journalists) took to the streets of Moscow yesterday to protest against the government’s plan to raise the minimum retirement age in Russia. The manifestation was led by Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov. President Vladimir Putin’s earlier proposal was to gradually raise the minimum retirement age from 55 to 63 for […]

Jatras: Redefining Orthodoxy? Poor counsel to heed

The following is a brief rejoinder by James Jatras to the piece penned by Nathaniel Wood, which FRN ran yesterday, titled appropriately “Orthodoxy, Capitalism, and the ‘West’“. Wood’s piece is suggested reading, also brief, in order to appreciate Mr. Jatras’ response. We have published both pieces as a contribution to this part of the great […]