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About Sergei Markedonov
Sergei Markedonov is Associate Professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities
Articles by Sergei Markedonov
No to TTIP
Responding to oD Russia's recent article by Denis Corboy et al the distinguished Russian commentator Sergei Markedonov disagrees profoundly. Better to pay attention to the threat political Islam poses to our common values and come up with a joint strategy
The refusal of Belarus to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia points to a key factor behind its "marriage with Russia". Both may favour a union, but for very different reasons, explains Sergei Markedonov
Success in ‘resetting' US-Russian relations will depend on realism about their future roles in the post-Soviet space, argues Sergei Markedonov
A recent referendum has given Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliev almost unlimited power. The people's vote for stability makes an undemocratic situation even worse
Look below the surface, a long way below, to understand how power works in Dagestan. Sergei Markedonov, leading commentator on Russia's Caucasian republics dissects a story that starts modestly enough, in a tax office.
Radical Islam is on the rise in Azerbaijan. Although the state is tolerant and secular, it will keep making converts because of political disenfranchisement and the social fallout from the country's ongoing programme of modernisation.