Tag: russian-federation

107 Why are states purportedly performing assassinations with chemical and radioactive weapons? 2018-03-13T01:19:00.757

97 "Putin enters a bar and proclaims, 'Next round's on the house!'" What's the point of this popular Russian joke? 2020-05-01T15:53:32.290

93 What can an independent election observer in Russia do if they notice irregularities? 2018-03-19T07:56:19.003

77 What specifically did Michael Flynn do wrong? 2017-02-14T13:36:17.157

69 Why was President Trump heavily criticized for congratulating Putin on winning the election? 2018-03-27T11:40:26.043

64 Why don't the other countries of Europe maintain as massive a military as Russia does? 2017-02-08T09:49:46.063

64 Why shouldn't BBC have to register as a foreign agent? 2018-01-05T07:30:40.237

58 How did Russia retain the UNSC veto power of the Soviet Union? 2018-06-26T09:15:58.827

57 Why is it a problem for Trump Jr to have met with Russians? 2017-07-13T17:41:33.273

55 Why has Israel not expelled Russian diplomats in response to the Skripal poisoning? 2018-04-01T02:10:38.133

55 Why didn't Western countries boycott the 2018 World Cup? 2018-06-21T09:31:39.710

53 Why is the USA able to damage the Russian economy by imposing sanctions but Russia can't do the same? 2017-07-02T04:00:52.163

52 Why would Putin even bother barring Navalny from participating? 2018-01-29T17:52:34.333

51 Why do so many Russians approve of Joseph Stalin's regime? 2020-01-22T03:25:58.630

50 What would the Kremlin stand to gain from killing the ex-spy Sergey Skripal? 2018-03-13T13:39:53.897

47 What would Russia have to gain from interfering with the US presidential election? 2020-08-12T14:31:40.560

44 Why did Russia ban Telegram but not WhatsApp, given the latter uses end-to-end encryption by default? 2018-05-15T14:10:35.560

42 How is Russia able to maintain the 2nd most powerful military in the world at a fraction of the cost of the US & China? 2020-02-29T00:02:40.267

40 Why might the Russians want Trump to win? 2016-12-11T01:56:07.817

38 Why would Putin or Russia benefit from a weak EU or weak EU countries? 2018-08-03T09:23:55.793

38 Why has Russia declined OPEC's request to cut oil production? 2020-03-09T11:47:44.757

32 Why and since when did Russia stop integrating itself into the Western community? 2016-05-18T20:57:56.787

32 Why doesn't Russia build more missile defense systems instead of complaining about NATO's systems? 2019-02-13T07:56:17.303

32 What is meant by "the Russian Government Resigned"? 2020-01-16T05:33:13.947

31 Are there any facts according to which the Russian government is responsible for the chemical attack in Great Britain? 2018-03-14T13:19:50.103

31 Have the US and Russia (or USSR before it) co-vetoed a UN resolution before today? 2019-10-11T07:01:21.197

31 What's the difference between paying someone to kill another country's soldiers, and arming that someone to kill another country's soldiers? 2020-07-06T04:34:40.117

30 Why doesn't Russia join the European Union? 2015-06-18T14:17:36.640

27 Why does Russia try to prevent Ukraine from getting closer to the EU? 2013-12-17T21:44:47.067

26 If the Russian regime is so popular, why does it need to invest into limiting freedom of expression? 2017-12-01T20:54:38.137

25 Why does Kaliningrad belong to Russia? 2013-02-11T11:11:21.657

25 What plans do European countries have if Russia closed gas pipelines to them? 2014-03-19T09:49:53.633

25 How does Russia define religious extremism? 2017-07-23T07:42:48.220

23 Why raise so much fuss about the Skripal poisoning? 2018-09-14T03:56:02.787

22 Are there regions within Russia with a majority population that is not ethnic Russian? 2014-03-25T19:05:09.840

22 Why don't signatories of Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances (except Russia) protect Ukraine with force? 2015-03-07T14:08:55.123

22 What did Putin say about a US deep state in his state-of-the-nation speech; what has he said in the past? 2019-02-21T09:02:25.403

21 Why did ten countries side with Russia in the UN General Assembly vote on Crimea? 2014-03-27T20:13:11.583

21 Why would NATO not defend its members against Russia? 2018-08-04T13:33:08.747

21 Did Ukraine lose half its GDP because of sanctions against Russia? 2018-08-06T05:54:41.570

20 Why is the UK against joint inquiry into the poisoning of Sergey Skripal? Is it a deadlock? 2018-04-04T14:50:51.267

20 Did Mueller's report provide new evidence for Russian govt interference in 2016 elections? 2019-04-19T08:59:41.240

19 Why hasn't Russia or China come up with any system yet to bypass USD? 2021-01-21T10:37:10.063

18 What's the Russian interest in the Syrian civil war? 2015-09-28T17:28:06.303

18 What is the legal background for Russia's seat as a Permanent Member of UNSC? 2016-01-09T22:43:27.270

18 Why would the Russian Annexation of Crimea be illegal? 2016-09-22T19:18:42.867

18 Why doesn't Russia recognize Kosovo if it uses the Kosovo precedent to justify annexing Crimea? 2018-02-02T16:30:49.577

18 How do Russians [especially Russian Muslims] understand Putin's disapproval of 'multiculturalism'? 2019-06-28T09:55:29.420

17 How could it happen that Ukrainian soldiers did not try to defend against the invasion? 2014-03-17T15:52:04.737

17 How can EU/USA consider Russian presidential elections legitimate if non-Russian citizens in Crimea will be able to take part in them? 2017-12-26T12:03:23.017

17 What is the benefit of Ukraine declaring martial law after a naval attack by Russian forces? 2018-11-26T21:39:47.050

16 Is the Crimean referendum legal? 2014-03-06T14:56:59.857

16 Why did Vladimir Putin order a pullout from Syria in late 2017? 2017-12-12T08:24:48.737

16 Why aren't nationalizations in Russia described as socialist? 2019-05-02T16:01:11.127

16 How can Germany increase investments in Russia while EU economic sanctions against Russia are still in place? 2019-09-25T07:18:00.050

15 Russia attacks Ukraine. Why is world's reaction so slow? 2014-03-01T20:00:04.410

15 Why there was no Marshall plan for 1990s Russia? 2015-12-28T00:29:57.133

15 Why has the US not been more assertive in confronting Russia in recent years? 2019-03-29T14:52:16.197

14 Is Turkey really buying ISIS Oil, like Russia says? 2015-12-03T05:44:06.180

14 Is the Russian legislature unusually enthusiastic about Trump's victory? 2016-11-15T10:42:55.217

14 The paradox of Russian Nazis 2017-08-21T08:53:59.600

14 Is Cuba financially supported by Russia? 2018-03-31T02:10:37.853

14 Does the opposition figure with the highest chance to challenge Putin always end up disqualified? 2018-07-18T16:02:16.823

14 Did Putin really write his recent article for The National Interest, written in English, on his own? 2020-06-21T17:51:09.010

13 Why don't Russia and Ukraine enter an official state of war? 2017-05-02T10:22:33.213

13 What is the evidence for the Trump/Russia investigation? 2017-06-08T23:09:58.683

13 What is the evidence for the Russian interference in the US 2016 election? What are the known facts? 2018-09-14T17:49:20.460

13 Does/can the West manipulate Russian politics? 2020-07-11T11:56:47.193

12 Why did Russia default on its domestic bonds in 1998 when it could simply print money? 2013-10-05T12:44:54.827

12 How Many Russian Citizens Live in Crimea? 2014-03-03T18:33:47.490

12 How accountable will Russia be if it emerges they have supplied the Surface-to-Air Weaponry that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17? 2014-07-17T23:37:44.203

12 Why did Russia start its aggression against Ukraine after the Ukrainian unrest from 2013-2014? 2015-02-25T09:24:27.777

12 Why does Russia hold hard on keeping Chechnya? 2016-09-14T11:59:24.297

12 Why does Russia need to win Aleppo for the Assad regime before they can withdraw? 2016-10-20T21:02:18.027

12 Are there Trump administration officials who are demonstrably more antagonistic to Russia? 2017-02-14T15:23:26.123

12 Why does Russia have such a small debt (debt to GDP ratio) compared to the vast majority of Western countries? 2017-06-18T14:17:49.653

12 Why did the US force Russia Today to register as a foreign agent? How does it benefit the US? 2017-11-17T01:37:29.887

12 Is it illegal for foreigners to pay US citizens to engage in political activities in the US? 2018-04-13T19:50:26.167

12 What is the current official view of Lenin and Stalin in Russia today? 2019-05-24T22:02:01.207

12 Was the Russian Federation ever an actual democracy? 2019-08-22T13:59:29.890

11 What level of autonomy do regions within the Russian Federation have? 2013-01-31T18:49:00.893

11 UN veto power deprivation 2014-03-18T20:03:46.847

11 Had any world leader accused the Turkish govt/military of supporting ISIS/jihadi terrorists, before Putin's response to a Russian jet being downed? 2015-11-24T15:41:55.043

11 What is the risk of Russia invading Baltics? 2017-01-03T23:09:14.200

11 How do Russia and the US know the other side keeps nuclear arsenals at agreed levels? 2017-03-04T12:44:45.990

11 Who does the "Crown prosecutor of Russia" refer to? 2017-07-12T11:24:30.440

11 Why did Russia reduce punishment for some forms of domestic violence? 2017-11-01T15:42:03.777

11 What is the Trump administration's legal basis for not imposing sanctions on Russia? 2018-01-30T19:55:40.310

10 Is Russia a threat to Poland? 2015-08-19T17:09:18.020

10 Russian government warned North Korea about the use of legal force against their nuclear threats. What is the general procedure in that case? 2016-03-15T13:58:17.030

10 What are the upsides or advantages to the USA of intervening in Syria? 2016-10-21T18:07:39.053

10 Why does Russia back Serbia? 2017-04-18T18:57:01.947

10 If Russia is funding right-wing politicians within the EU, why doesn't the EU return the favor and start funding Putin's opponents in Russia? 2017-04-25T08:43:52.783

10 Was Russia really able to solve its 'Ukraine problem' by invasion? 2017-07-15T14:27:52.507

10 Why won't Russia leave the Council of Europe? 2017-08-04T11:47:32.687

10 Have any EU countries (or EU as whole) banned Russian Vodka? 2018-03-06T10:05:25.323

10 Was any official explanation provided for Trump defending Russia over FBI? 2018-07-17T13:43:42.920

10 Why is some Russian asbestos bound for the US stamped with Donald Trump's face? 2019-03-14T10:56:33.567

10 Do extra-territorial laws violate some basic principle of democracy? 2019-12-21T17:22:10.873