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July 28, 2013

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Catherine Fitzpatrick

A good blog post from Paul Goble on the situation in the Caucasus and the theory that people create Cossacks stanitsa and mountain jamaat because they are trying to cope with the chaos that the corrupt law-enforcers add to:

http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2013/03/window-on-eurasia-arbitrariness-and.html

David McDuff

>>I wonder if there are people with Russian in the State Department and the intelligence agencies as there were 30 years ago --<<

It sometimes seems that after the fall of Communism - which was just a name for a drastic version of the same state oppression that preceded it and has also followed it - U.S. governments more or less lost interest in Russia, except as a potential "partner" that could be taken over and then ignored. The results of that oversight are now making themselves plain.

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