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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.


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