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Newswise: WashU Experts: What the future holds for Ukraine, Kazakhstan
Released: 13-Jan-2022 1:30 PM EST
WashU Experts: What the future holds for Ukraine, Kazakhstan
Washington University in St. Louis

With decades of combined experience in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, Washington University social anthropologists Michael Frachetti and James V. Wertsch share their perspectives on the future of these countries following unrest.

Newswise: Economists Find Out Why Ecolabeling Does Not Work in Russia
Released: 3-Dec-2021 4:05 AM EST
Economists Find Out Why Ecolabeling Does Not Work in Russia
Russian Foundation for Basic Research

RUDN University economists have found out how consumers feel about ecolabeling in Russia. It turned out that consumers do not pay attention to eco-labels, and manufacturers mislead them, so in Russia ecolabeling does not contribute to the sustainable development of the economy. Economists have suggested using a smartphone app to help buyers verify the authenticity of eco-stamps.

Newswise: RUDN University Scientists Fit Pets in the Classification of Ecosystem Services
Released: 13-Oct-2021 8:50 AM EDT
RUDN University Scientists Fit Pets in the Classification of Ecosystem Services
Russian Foundation for Basic Research

RUDN University scientists conducted a survey among residents of Moscow and found out the reasons why they have pets. The results proved that pets should be included in the classification of ecosystem services. This will help to consider the interests of pet owners in urban planning and management.

Newswise: Hydropower and wind may replace oil and gas in Russia
Released: 29-Sep-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Hydropower and wind may replace oil and gas in Russia
Ural Federal University

Russia has great potential for using renewable resources because they are almost evenly distributed throughout the country, scientists say.

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Released: 14-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Historian offers first deep dive into secret German-Soviet alliance that laid groundwork for WWII
University of Notre Dame

In new research, Ian Johnson, the P. J. Moran Family Assistant Professor of Military History at the University of Notre Dame, details the inner workings of the German-Soviet alliance that laid the foundation for Germany’s rise and ultimate downfall in World War II.

Released: 24-Jun-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Russian Forests Are Crucial To Global Climate Mitigation
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A new study by IIASA researchers, Russian experts, and other international colleagues have produced new estimates of biomass contained in Russian forests, confirming a substantial increase over the last few decades.

Released: 24-Feb-2021 5:45 PM EST
SHRO Professor to Discuss Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine in Virtual Event with Columbia University Harriman Institute
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

The panel of experts will discuss recent trials that have demonstrated efficacy for the vaccine, despite an early release in August 2020 which was met with skepticism by the international community.

Released: 28-Jan-2021 3:35 PM EST
Coronavirus was brought into Russia at least 67 times
National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

A research team from HSE University and SkolTech, together with experts from the Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza in St. Petersburg and the RAS Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems (IITP), discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 virus independently entered Russia at least 67 times, mostly at the end of February and beginning of March 2020.

Released: 15-Oct-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Facebook users spread Russian propaganda less often when they know source
RAND Corporation

Russian propaganda is hitting its mark on social media -- generating strong partisan reactions that may help intensify political divisions -- but Facebook users are less apt to press the "like" button on content when they learn that it is part of a foreign propaganda campaign, according to a new RAND Corporation report.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
EuPhO 2020: Triple gold and more medals for Russian students
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Russian high schoolers earn gold, silver, bronze medals at European Physics Olympiad

Released: 31-Mar-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Fake Russian Twitter accounts politicized discourse about vaccines
University at Buffalo

Activity from phony Twitter accounts established by the Russian Internet Research Agency between 2015 and 2017 may have contributed to politicizing Americans’ position on the nature and efficacy of vaccines, a health care topic which has not historically fallen along party lines, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Newswise: In politics and pandemics, Russian trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks
Released: 30-Mar-2020 12:00 PM EDT
In politics and pandemics, Russian trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks
University of Colorado Boulder

A new analysis of more than 2,500 fake ads posted by the Russian troll factory, the Internet Research Agency, shows fear and anger work remarkably well to draw clicks. With the 2020 election approaching and the COVID-19 pandemic wearing on, the trolls are at it again, the researches say.

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Released: 19-Mar-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Researchers Reveal Secret of 18th-Century Portrait From Russia’s Tretyakov Gallery
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Russian researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of RAS, and Russia’s famed Tretyakov Gallery have conducted a comprehensive preconservation study of “The Portrait of F.P. Makerovsky in a Masquerade Costume” (1789) by the Russian painter Dmitry Levitsky. The paper was published in the journal Heritage Science.

Newswise: Should the United States Rethink Its Russia Policy?
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Released: 13-Mar-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Should the United States Rethink Its Russia Policy?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Rajan Menon and Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich join host James M. Lindsay to discuss past and current U.S. policy toward Russia.

Newswise: Sun, wind, and hydrogen: New Arctic station will do without diesel fuel
Released: 5-Feb-2020 2:05 PM EST
Sun, wind, and hydrogen: New Arctic station will do without diesel fuel
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) has initiated a project of the Russian Federation called “Arctic Hydrogen Energy Applications and Demonstrations” (AHEAD) in the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG). The project is supported by the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, the governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, and the EnergyNet infrastructure center of the National Technology Initiative.

Newswise: Data from Behind Enemy Lines: How Russia May have Used Twitter to Seize Crimea
Released: 23-Jan-2020 2:20 PM EST
Data from Behind Enemy Lines: How Russia May have Used Twitter to Seize Crimea
University of California San Diego

Online discourse by users of social media can provide important clues about the political dispositions of communities.

Released: 15-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
“Impeachment: From the Ukrainian Perspective”—Jan. 23 Panel Discussion at NYU’s Jordan Center
New York University

New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia will host “Impeachment: From the Ukrainian Perspective,” a panel discussion featuring a range of experts on Ukraine’s history and politics, Thurs., Jan. 23.

Newswise: Tulane University professor William Brumfield receives Russian Order of Friendship Medal
Released: 13-Dec-2019 3:10 PM EST
Tulane University professor William Brumfield receives Russian Order of Friendship Medal
Tulane University

Tulane University professor and contemporary American historian William Brumfield has spent much of his life traveling the vast and remote lands of Russia and documenting its unique architecture, history and literature. On Thursday, Dec. 5, Brumfield’s nearly 50 years of work and dedication was recognized by the Russian Federation during a ceremony at the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., where Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov presented Brumfield with the Order of Friendship medal, the highest state decoration of the Russian Federation given to foreign nationals.

Released: 6-Nov-2019 2:40 PM EST
How Russia's online censorship could jeopardize internet freedom worldwide
University of Michigan

Russia's ever-tightening grip on its citizens' internet access has troubling implications for online freedom in the United States and other countries that share its decentralized network structure, according to a University of Michigan study.

Newswise: Researchers Determine How the Ancient Virus Hepatitis B Spread
Released: 6-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
Researchers Determine How the Ancient Virus Hepatitis B Spread
South Ural State University

Thanks to viral traces in the genomes of ancient people, researchers from South Ural State University were able to determine that man has been suffering from Hepatitis B since at least the Bronze Age.

Newswise: Why Didn’t 70% of an Ancient Ural Settlement’s Habitants Live Up to the Age of 18?
Released: 3-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST
Why Didn’t 70% of an Ancient Ural Settlement’s Habitants Live Up to the Age of 18?
South Ural State University

Artifacts of the Bronze Age at the territory of the Southern Urals for several decades have been the object of active research by archaeologists from around the world. Scientists of South Ural State University together with international colleagues from USA and Germany for more than 10 years have been researching a synchronous necropolis (Kamenny Ambar-5)

Newswise: Melting Arctic Ice Revamping World’s Shipping Routes—Prompting China’s “Polar Silk Road” and New Investigation
Released: 29-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Melting Arctic Ice Revamping World’s Shipping Routes—Prompting China’s “Polar Silk Road” and New Investigation
Case Western Reserve University

Rising temperatures are melting the Arctic ice, opening new shipping routes and prompting world powers to jostle for access and control.

Newswise: UWM Scholar Explores the Mysteries of Russia and Putin
Released: 14-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT
UWM Scholar Explores the Mysteries of Russia and Putin
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

On March 18, Russian voters will head to the polls for their seventh presidential election since 1990. Reuter, who holds a senior research appointment with the Moscow-based International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, shared his political predictions and his long view on the way forward for improved U.S.-Russian relations. He also talks about the special counsel indictments that have roiled Washington, D.C., in recent weeks.

Released: 18-Dec-2017 9:00 AM EST
How Do You Spot a Russian Bot? Answer Goes Beyond Kremlin Watching, New Research Finds
New York University

A team of researchers has isolated the characteristics of bots on Twitter through an examination of bot activity related to Russian political discussions.


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