Tag: suicide

Putin has Repeated Andropov’s Mistakes but Doesn’t Have Andropov’s Options, Grigoryants Says

July 28, 2014

Staunton, July 23 – Vladimir Putin has repeated the two chief mistakes of Yury Andropov – invading a neighboring country and shooting down a civilian aircraft – but he doesn’t have the Soviet-era KGB and CPSU chief’s options anytime soon of a return to totalitarianism or a shift to officers in the organs who can […]

Russians Responding to End of Empire as to Any Other Loss, Moscow Psychologist Says

July 9, 2014

Staunton, July 9 – As they have struggled with the end of empire, Russians have been going through the stages of a process familiar to anyone who has lost something: denial, anger, and grudging acceptance of what has happened and what the nature of the new reality is, according to Moscow psychologist Lyudmila Petranovskaya. In […]

Eurasia: Russians Under 18 Form Declining Share of Country’s Population

June 4, 2014

Staunton, 4 June – There are many ways to measure Russia’s demographic decline, but perhaps the most striking is a figure Ada Gorbacheva, a Nezavisimaya Gazeta commentator, offered yesterday: Over the last 10 to 15 years, the share of children in the Russian population has fallen from 25 percent to 16 percent. The number of […]