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About Nicolai N Petro
Nicolai N. Petro is professor of politics at the University of Rhode Island (USA). He served as the U.S. State Department's special assistant for policy on the Soviet Union under George H.W. Bush.
Articles by Nicolai N Petro
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Against the background of the recent gas dispute, Nicolai Petro suggests that the West recast Ukraine's identity. Rather than a border region, it should be seen as a cultural centre, binding Europe's Eastern and Western halves.
The next Russian president's record shows that in office he will be far from Vladimir Putin's puppet, says Nicolai N Petro.
Mischa Gabowitsch's view of Russia illustrates how common misrepresentations damage understanding of the country, says Nicolai N Petro.
A true understanding of developments in Russia challenges the distorted perceptions of western governments, media, and human-rights organisations, says Nicolai N Petro.