Tag: Russian modernization

Russian Trains Currently Travel At Roughly The Same Speed They Did in Tsarist Times

November 4, 2015

Staunton, November 4 – Russian trains now travel at “almost the same average speed” they did in the middle of the 19th century, and Russian Rail remains a Soviet-style monopoly for all the talk about innovations over the last 15 years, according to a new study which points to these shortcomings as a major reason […]

Ukrainian Crisis has Split Russia Just as Collapse of USSR and Chechen War Did, Gudkov Says

November 2, 2014

Staunton, November 2 — Lev Gudkov, the director of the Levada Center, says that the ongoing Ukrainian crisis is dividing Russian society to an extent comparable to the ways similar to the demise of the Soviet Union and the war in Chechnya and that as such this crisis represents “a turning point” in Russia’s national […]