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    1. Russian Politics

      Sovereign democracy or authoritarian kleptocracy? Is Medvedev or Sechin Number 2? How do you like your Kremlinological tea leaves? Discuss the murky world of Russian federal and regional politics here.
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    2. International Politics

      Breaking global news, major developments, and Russian foreign policy responses.
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    3. The Russian Economy

      Is Russia's economy an illusory oil bubble, or is it steadily becoming a developed country? How will it fare in the next global financial crisis? Are you on the side of the Finance Ministry or the industrialists?
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      Latest: Embargo, overview Carlo, Aug 15, 2014
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    4. Russian Society

      This forum is for discussing opinion polls, social attitudes, corruption, causes célèbres (e.g. Pussy Riot), demography, healthcare, education, law and order, religion, and sport.
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      Latest: The DEMOGRAPHY Thread Morgoth, Jun 9, 2014
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    5. The Near Abroad

      Discuss developments in Russia's "Near Abroad," that is, the area of the former USSR: Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Central Asia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, the Baltics.
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    6. The Far Abroad

      Discuss developments in Russia's "Far Abroad," that is to say, all the areas outside the former USSR: Europe, the US, the Middle East. Note that "global" Far Abroad news, such as the Syrian civil war, go to the International Politics forum.
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    7. The Media and Russia

      Discuss both Russian and foreign journalists, the media landscape, and the wild, wacky world of Runet.
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    8. Science & Technology in Russia

      Is Russia reconstructing its R&D base and gradually developing the foundations of an innovation economy, or is the same old, the same old?
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      Latest: Russian Aviation Industry Carlo, Jan 29, 2015
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    9. The Russian Armed Forces

      Tsar Alexander III once said that Russia's only friends were its Army and Navy. But are they up to task?
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      Latest: Russian Navy Thread Carlo, Sep 1, 2014
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    10. Russian Culture

      The world of art, literature, music, architecture, and film.
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    11. Russian History

      Tales of bygone years - discuss Russia's history in all its forms.
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    12. The World: Past, Present, & Future

      History, global warming, the economy, futurism, philosophy... everything related to the world's past, present, or future that is too general for International Politics and too "serious" for the Samovar Teahouse.
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    1. Samovar Teahouse

      General discussions: Post about your life, hobbies, fun things that happened to you today, lolcats (maybe not).
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    1. Lobnoye Mesto

      Announcements of great importance will be made here by your benevolent overlords.
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      Latest: Forum news and maintenance Carlo, Oct 7, 2014
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    2. Lubyanka

      Report violations of the Forum Rules to your friendly neighborhood Commissars! If you believe you have been unjustly sanctioned, you may appeal here ONCE.
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