Russia’s Economy is dying from Cheap Oil

Hopefully, we will not end up being nostalgic for the good old days when Vladimir Putin at least maintained an illusion of order in Russia. Cheap oil could soon bring him down and cause the Russian Federation to collapse in the process.

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Is Russia a Theocracy?

In terms of its historical origins, domestic policy, and foreign relations, the situation in Russia has some disturbing similarities to Iran. In both nations, an all-powerful religious establishment is promoting authoritarian government, undermining democracy, and supporting or at least turning a blind eye to state-sanctioned terrorism.

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