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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.

Released: 18-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Tracing Communism’s Reach, 100 Years After the Russian Revolution
New York University

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, NYU's Joshua Tucker talks about communism’s legacy and how the Soviet Union changed the world.

Released: 2-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT
Scientists Find Evidence that Siberian Volcanic Eruptions Caused Extinction 250 Million Years Ago
New York University

A team of scientists has found new evidence that the Great Permian Extinction, which occurred approximately 250 million years ago, was caused by massive volcanic eruptions that led to significant environmental changes.

Released: 6-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT
​Why Many Russians Have Gladly Agreed to Online Censorship
Ohio State University

The Russian government has persuaded many of its citizens to avoid websites and social media platforms that are critical of the government, a new study has found.

Newswise: Amid Russia Conflict and Drug Epidemic, SUNY Downstate Researchers Battle HIV in Ukraine
Released: 12-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Amid Russia Conflict and Drug Epidemic, SUNY Downstate Researchers Battle HIV in Ukraine
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

New York State International Training and Research Program Receives $1.5 Million to Conduct HIV Research Training Program in Ukraine

Released: 25-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, Top Democrat on House Intelligence Committee, to Discuss Russian Threat to Democracy
University of California, Irvine

UCI’s School of Law hosts U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, who will address Russia’s threat to liberal democracies around the world. Afterward, Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI law school’s founding dean, hosts a discussion with Rep. Schiff.

Newswise: Study Challenges Understanding of Climate History
Released: 22-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Study Challenges Understanding of Climate History
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV research in Russia challenges widely held understanding of past climate history; study appears in latest issue of top journal Nature Geoscience.

Newswise: Is the Blog to Blame for Vladimir Putin’s 2011-12 Elections Defeat?
Released: 2-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Is the Blog to Blame for Vladimir Putin’s 2011-12 Elections Defeat?
Florida Atlantic University

In the 2011-12 elections, Russia’s government leaders underestimated the power of the internet and it impacted the outcome of the elections and spurred massive demonstrations in response to Vladimir Putin’s stage-managing the presidential succession and evidence of widespread fraud. While the effects of internet use on political participation are well understood, the mechanisms of how this happens is unclear. A new study uncovers how social media can drive support for opposition in an autocratic state.


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