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About Boris Dolgin

Boris Dolgin is a Deputy Editor and columnist of the Russian e-zine www.polit.ru

Articles by Boris Dolgin

This week's editor

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Kyrgyzstan: what will happen to the tulips?

As another “colour revolution” is overthrown in Kyrgyzstan, Boris Dolgin reflects that it changed nothing. Will the country be able to sort out a more nuanced relationship with the USA, Russia and China?

Russia's history wars

The present regime has crowned Russia's victory World War II as the defining event of the age. Now Russia finds herself in a war of memories with other post-Soviet states

Russia’s political system: what next?

Following President Medvedev's announcement of plans to extend the president's tenure and the term of the Duma, polit.ru's editor reflects on the scope for change in Russia's political status quo, and on the factors which could block that change

A Russian view of Obama's election

Polit.ru's editor reflects that despite the naïve and inflated hopes attached to Obama's election, it deserves to be applauded. Russia's priority, rather than sabre-rattling, should be to advance discussion of a common security system for North America, Europe and Russia.  

Russia: what peace looks like

Now the fighting is over what matters is not surrendering to conspiracy theorists or isolationism, but arriving at sensible compromises, polit.ru's editor writes from Moscow

Propaganda war: Russia- 0, Georgia-1

Having isolated itself from the world, Russia has played the propaganda war badly, argues polit.ru's editor. Georgia has won it, but that does not make it an aspiring democracy

Liberal Russia reflects on the war

Polit.ru reflects on the legality of Russia's war with Georgia, who is to blame, how Russians have responded and what needs to happen next

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