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Vilhelm Konnander

I am a Swedish specialist on politics and security in Russia and “Eastern Europe.” I have been dealing with the region on and off since the early 1990s and been around quite a lot.

At Vilhelm Konnander's Weblog I blog about all the thoughts and reflections within my field that I need to get out of my system. No wonder, given the theme of my blog: Politics & Security in Russia, Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia. On Twitter @vkonnander.

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Latest posts by Vilhelm Konnander

Russia: Paving Political Potholes

Say the word "roads" to most Russians, and you are likely to end up with a half-hour discussion. Throughout history, Russia has been infamous for its bad road quality. However,...

Russia, Belarus: Medvedev and the “Belarusian Circus”

A picture says more than a thousand words, the saying goes. An Instagram snapshot that the Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev tweeted as a tacit comment to his visit to Minsk...

Latvia: Flagging for Free Speech

Ukraine: Parliamentary Corruption

Russia: Realism of Rearmament Plans

Russia: Echo of Moscow Under Fire

Russia-US: Reviewing the Jackson-Vanik Act

Russia: Mafia State Review

Ukraine: Tormenting Trial

Russia-US: Receiving A New US Ambassador

Romania: Towards A European Spring?

Russia: Oligarchs Day in Court

Russia-US: Protest Against the SOPA/PIPA Bills

Russia: Underwater Fire

Russia: Kremlin Crisis Management

Russia: Foreign Ministry Critique of Human Rights Violations

Ukraine: Poisonous Politics

Ukraine: Trial By Jury Underway

Hungary: Culture Purge Proceeds

Russia: Moscow Population Cuts

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