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Russia

Let's talk about Russia.


LOCATION

Bread and Brew is at 20th and N Streets, NW near DuPont Circle.

MetroRail - DuPont Circle Metro Station- Exit the DuPont Metro Station's SOUTH exit- As you walk off the escalator, continue straight down 19th street one block- Turn right at N Street and walk one block over- Bread and Brew has the wood deck out front 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Marcel H. van Herpen writes in "Putin's War's: The Rise of Russia's New Imperialism" (2014) that (my summary)

    1. Russia's empire is not "overseas" as was Britain and France's colonies. Russian empire is one huge, contiguous landmass.

    2. Russia's empire can be easily controlled. No need to sail to India to put down a rebellion of the natives.

    3. Russia's empire was "part of" and integrated with its state-building. Whereas, England colonized other countries only after it had long been a solid political, functioning state itself.

    4. Russian empire building wasn't done casually or for commercial interests as in France. It was and is, very serious and clear - to create buffer states around Russia itself.

    5. Russia may decolonize a region, but will later go back to recolonize. For Britain to return to India and attempt to take over and repress the locals wouldn't make sense.

    June 1, 2014

  • John S.

    I'm about 6 months overdue in getting together with the DC Conservatives. . .shame on me!!!

    1 · May 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Allen Lynch: "Putin has enjoyed popular approval ratings ..from 65 to 87 percent since 2001.

    May 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Allen Lynch, Putin "having backed the United States in the war against the Taliban...after which the Americans pocketed most of his concessions...did not hesitate to oppose American policy but seldom did so directly or alone...Putin took two bold steps to reframe ties (with Poland)...Fluent in German..Putin reinforced Russia's energy relations with ...Germany."

    May 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Allen Lynch in "Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft" writes:
    "...Putin's government, while perhaps not very 'good' by Western political standards, is arguably one of the best Russia has ever had. Under Putin's administration, Russia recovered from a decade long depression..economy grew on average 7 percent annually...per capita income also doubled...Putin had paid off the entirety of Russia's external sovereign debt..."

    May 26, 2014

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    A former member

    April 20, 2014

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