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How to understand power – Eric Liu How to understand power – Eric Liu

Every day of your life, you move through systems of power that other people made. Do you sense them? Do you understand power? Do you realize why it matters? Power is something we are often uncomfortable talking about. That’s especially true in civic life, how we live together in community. In a democracy, power is…

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What Is A Kleptocrat & Who Are The Most Notorious? What Is A Kleptocrat & Who Are The Most Notorious?

As President-elect Donald Trump transitions into the White House, critics are already fearful that the businessman-turned politician may use his newfound power to make himself and his family even richer than they already are. Some worry that having Trump’s children run his business could ultimately lead to them making deals with foreign governments, allegedly independent…

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Global Ethics Forum: Russian Media from Soviet Times to Putin, with Jonathan Sanders Global Ethics Forum: Russian Media from Soviet Times to Putin, with Jonathan Sanders

– Hello, I’m Randall Pinkston and this is Ethics Matter. Our guest today has devoted his career to the study of the history, politics, and culture of the former Soviet Union and Russia. He is Jonathan Sanders, who lived in Russia as an academic researcher and as a journalist for CBS News. He taught at…

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The Rise Of The Soviet Union The Rise Of The Soviet Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggressive actions over the past few years have led to suggestions that he may be trying to reinstate the former Soviet Union. So how exactly did the Soviet Union rise to power to begin with? Well, the history of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics begins with the end of the…

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Soviet cosmonaut anthem – 14 minutes to start (english subtitles) Soviet cosmonaut anthem – 14 minutes to start (english subtitles)

Space maps downloaded into tablets, And navigator specifies the route for the last time. Let’s go, guys, let’s sing before the start – We still have fourteen minutes. I believe, my friends, caravans of rockets Will rush us forward from star to star. On the dusty paths of distant planets Our footprints will stay. On…

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Putin: “collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster of the century” (Eng 2005) Putin: “collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster of the century” (Eng 2005)

Distinguished Members of the Federal Assembly, Citizens of Russia, In this Address of 2005, I will dwell on a number of fundamental ideological and political issues. I believe such a discussion is essential at the current stage of Russia’s development. The most important social and economic tasks facing us, including specific national projects, were set…

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