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Germany and Russia Since Reunification

Continuity, Change, and the Role of Leaders

Randall Newnham

events of course played a huge role, personal relations were important as well—from the “sauna friendship” of Kohl and Boris Yeltsin to the “Frostpolitik” now seen between Merkel and Putin. 23 1990–1998: Ending the Cold War The last eight years of Kohl

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Iver B. Neumann

broader story of the change in Russian identity as it has been brought on by the return of xenophobic nationalism. “Return to Civilization” From the attempted August 1991 coup against Gorbachev and until President Boris Yeltsin stormed the State Duma in

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Play of Mirrors

An Encounter of Personal Biographies with Europe’s Journey

Marcos Farias Ferreira

presidency of the Russian SFSR – that followed a referendum on an elected President. Boris Yeltsin would run as an independent and would win with 58.6 per cent of the vote. In his letter, Georgy concludes by stressing that ‘After all, I think we will have a

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Larisa Deriglazova

economic situation and connected social problems as well as a new military campaign in Chechnya all contributed to inconsistency and a weakening of Boris Yeltsin and his presidency. The year 2000 opened up a new period in EU–Russian relations when President

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Pomors, Pomor’e, and the Russian North

A Symbolic Space in Cultural and Political Context

Yuri P. Shabaev, Igor Zherebtsov, Kim Hye Jin and Kim Hyun Taek

creating the Ural, Vologda, Siberian, and Pomor Republics. Moreover, the Ural Republic was indeed proclaimed (based on the results of a local referendum) and existed for several months before being dissolved by a special decree of President Boris Yeltsin