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October 15, 2007

United States
The Legacy of Sputnik

Watch Matthew Brzezinski, an author and former Wall Street Journal Moscow correspondent, and Roger D. Lanius, a space historian at the Smithsonian Institute, discuss the legacy of Sputnik fifty years…

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October 15, 2007

Technology and Innovation
The Legacy of Sputnik

The panelists will discuss the October 4, 1957 launching of the Soviet satellite, Sputnik, its impact on the Cold War, and its role in propelling the Information Age.

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October 30, 2007

Iran
Kuchins: Russians Working Hard to Resolve Iranian Nuclear Crisis

Andrew C. Kuchins, an expert on Russia, says Russian officials are working hard to “to talk the Iranians down and out of a nuclear weapons program” despite worsening U.S.-Russian relations.

December 11, 2007

Elections and Voting
Sestanovich: Putin’s Choice for Next Russian President Seen as ‘Liberal’ for Kremlin

Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert, says President Vladimir Putin’s choice for a successor, Dmitri Medvedev, is a relative “liberal.”

February 26, 2008

Elections and Voting
Sestanovich: Behind the Scenes ‘Warfare’ As Russia Awaits Putin Successor

Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert, says despite the stage-managed appearance of Russia’s political transition, jockeying among power factions is taking place behind the scenes.

May 12, 2008

Capital Flows
Sovereign Economic Development Funds ….

Sovereign funds argue that they are only interested in financial returns. And to be sure, they do care about financial returns. Losing money generally isn’t good for a sovereign fund’s long-term h…

July 2, 2008

Russia
Medvedev Trying to Carve Out New Role as President to Help Modernize Nation

Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert, says that after two months as Russia’s new president, Dmitri Medvedev "has not replaced Putin as president. He’s only assumed the title."

August 11, 2008

Georgia
Georgia-Russia Clash: A ‘Bump’ or ‘Fork’ in Road?

Stephen Sestanovich, CFR’s top Russia expert,says the fighting between Georgia and Russia is more a “war” than a “conflict,” and could have far-reaching consequences.

September 24, 2008

Russia
A Conversation with Sergey Lavrov

Watch Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discuss Russia's foreign policy interests, including recent developments in its relations with the West.

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September 24, 2008

Russia
Sergey Lavrov

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