Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about two highly classified surveillance programs in June, was granted one-year asylum by Russia on Thursday. The move defied … read more »
Following parliamentary elections in Russia on Sunday, protests broke out across the country this week amid allegations of voter fraud. The elections kept Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party in power, but revealed a drastic decline in support for the party and significantly decreased its number of seats in Parliament. We asked Harlow Robinson, Matthews Distinguished University Professor and an expert in Russian and Soviet cultural history, to analyze the situation.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Northeastern professor Harlow Robinson a 2009 Academy Film Scholar
This Monday marks the twentieth anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. Three Northeastern professors discuss the progress of a capitalist Russia on the world stage and the prospects for a return to Cold War antagonisms.