Susanne Sternthal

Susanne Sternthal  is a writer living in Moscow. She has a ph. d. from Columbia University in political science and has published a book on Gorbachev's reforms

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    Optimism in diversity? Moscow’s March of Millions
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    Despite a heavy riot police presence, a spirit of optimism and unity was tangible at Moscow’s ‘March of Millions’ yesterday, says Susanne Sternthal. The self-proclaimed ‘leaders’ of the opposition, on the other hand, were reduced to playing a secondary role.

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    Putin’s anti-American campaign
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    This Sunday Russians elect their new president in an election Putin is virtually certain to win. Putin's campaign has been notable for its anti-western and anti-American rhetoric, writes Susanne Sternthal. Will this aggressive rhetoric help Putin withstand the challenge of an awakening Russian civil society?

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    Let history be judged: the lesson of Perm-36
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    Written by: Susanne Sternthal All articles by Susanne Sternthal

    The collapse of the USSR in 1991 led to historical reconsideration, but unlike in Germany or South Africa, there has been no 'truth and reconciliation' process in Russia, and many of its most shameful chapters are yet to be properly confronted. A museum set up at one of the most notorious Gulag camps attempts to redress the balance, reports Susanne Sternthal.

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