Denis Petrov

Denis Petrov is a Moscow-based journalist.

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  • On Deaf Ears
    May 2017

    On Deaf Ears

    President Trump has said that he does not intend to seek to impose our values globally and that it is not our job to engage in “nation building” by attempting to transform entire societies. That is a good start, and a promising sign for the future as well.

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  • March 8, 2017

    The Trump Taps: The Surveillance State in Action

    The latest wave of “cites no evidence” headlines followed a series of Trumpian tweets claiming that Obama was behind “bugging” the Trump camp. On March 4, Trump, for instance, tweeted that Obama had his “wires tapped” at Trump Tower prior to the election last November.

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  • February 16, 2017

    Forget Flynn: Trump is the Target

    Forget what they taught you in civics class, the deep state is the real power in Washington, and as recent events bear out, it is pulling out all the stops to reverse the presidential election results and overthrow Trump.

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  • December 19, 2016

    The Globalists go for Broke: The Russian E-mail Hacking Story

    The hysterical, unsubstantiated claims being made by the Obama/Clinton camp are a desperate attempt to delegitimize, if not overturn, the results of the presidential election.

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  • “Dangerous Games”: Russia-U.S. Tensions Escalate
    December 2016

    “Dangerous Games”: Russia-U.S. Tensions Escalate

    In October, Yevgeny Kiselyov, Moscow’s TV propaganda hitman in chief, attacked U.S. policy over Syria, warning his audience that American “impudence” could take on what he called “nuclear dimensions.”

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  • Putin, Planes, and Position
    January 2016

    Putin, Planes, and Position

    Russian President Vladimir Putin was furious following the late-November destruction of a Russian war plane by Turkish fighter jets over Syrian airspace. The Russians had been bombing “terrorist” positions inside war-torn Syria since September.

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  • November 18, 2015

    The Paris Terrorist Attacks: Eurocrats in Denial

    In the wake of the bloody terrorist attacks in Paris, French President Francois Hollande has asked for extended emergency powers and has promised an intensified assault on Islamic State in Syria.

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  • Come Home, America
    September 2015

    Come Home, America

    Washington and Brussels were surprised by the Kremlin’s strong reaction to the ousting of pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February of last year. They shouldn’t have been.

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  • August 2015

    Abolishing America

    June was a depressing month for genuine conservatives.

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  • Twenty Years After the Fall, Part 2
    October 2012

    Twenty Years After the Fall, Part 2

    As noted in Part 1, existing political alternatives leave something to be desired, and certain levels of predictability, along with improved living standards overall, have made life more tolerable relative to the recent past.

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  • September 2012

    Twenty Years After the Fall, Part I

    Winter came early in the year after the Fall. All the people’s hopes and dreams and expansive aspirations had not yet faded, nor had the illusions yet dissipated like fog in the mid-morning sun, burned away by the glaring heat of economic, political, and social reality. Boris Yeltsin had stood on the tank, defending the Russian “White House.”

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  • August 2012

    Now a Russian Spring?

    The Kremlin has reacted to continuing protests over election fraud and what the protestors see as the illegitimacy of the regime by toughening the law on mass meetings and is beginning to wield the newly adopted law against protestors and the protest leaders.

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  • February 2012

    Reset—or Russian Spring?

    The Russian powers that be (vlast) had been nervously preparing for the December 4 elections to the Duma (the lower house of Russia’s parliament) for months.

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  • November 2011

    Putin Reset

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will return to the Kremlin as president in 2012, ending speculation on the fate of the “national leader” and of the “tandem” he had formed with current President Dmitri Medvedev.

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  • August 2004

    Puzzling Comments

    Vladimir Putin startled observers in Russia and the United States with his June 18 claim that, following the September 11 terrorist attacks and before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Russian intelligence had passed along information indicating that Iraq was planning terrorist attacks against American targets.

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  • November 2002

    A Desirable Transit Point

    The Republic of Georgia’s desirability as an oil and natural-gas transit point has made her a pawn in a game that involves Washington, Moscow, Caspian Sea oil, and the fate of Iraq. And this game is, in turn, part of the great game going on in Central Asia.

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  • October 2002

    Spring Trip

    Spencer Abraham’s August trip to Moscow may have solved one of the chief puzzles of Russian politics as well as underscored Washington’s intent to cultivate Moscow as a possible alternative to OPEC as an energy supplier.

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  • September 2002

    A Strained Performance

    Vladimir Putin’s strained performance at a June 25 Kremlin press conference—timed to precede his departure for a G-8 summit in Canada—has led many Russian observers to reassess the popular image of the Russian president as a “strong hand” who had whipped the oligarchs into line and restored order in the long-suffering “Land of the Firebird.”

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  • Threatened Security

    In an interview in Moscow’s elite-oriented Nezavisimaya Gazeta on April 25, Prof. Vilya Gelbras of Moscow State University’s Asia and Africa Institute called Russia’s East Siberia and Far East regions the “weakest link” in the “system” of Russian “state security.”

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  • Putin’s Gamble: Playing the Terrorist Card

    When Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Bush shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks to express his solidarity, pundits East and West took this as a sign of what one American columnist called the coming “earthquake” in U.S.-Russia relations.

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