Welcome to "Other Points of View" on Russia.
We believe there is
need in the public forum for a venue which offers opinions and facts
that at times may differ from the prevailing view in western media.
Our point of view is not political, is not theoretical, and is not
academic. It comes from decades of working at the grassroots of
Soviet and post-Soviet society and being avid watchers of Russian politics, economics, history, societal conditioning and current mindsets.
Please review our history in order to better understand our
perspective on Russia today.
This blog has a companion program, the Russia Media Watch (RMW), which
analyzes select pieces of western media for accuracy or inaccuracy of
content based on 17 objective criteria. Analyses are then sent to
the journalist, the publication and to a wide list of American
Congress members, think tanks, business and civic leaders throughout