On Tuesday, February 24, at 10:30 a speaker from Virginia will hold a lecture on American Politics in the Zal Uchyonogo Soveta UrGU.

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Avatar for tammer спустя 12 дней (3 марта 2004)
tammer
On Tuesday, February 24, at 10:30 a speaker from Virginia will hold a lecture on American Politics in the Zal Uchyonogo Soveta UrGU.

I just wondered if anyone has been there. How was the lecture, guys? Was there anything on the presidential election, is ther any chance that democrats will win this time?

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photo спустя 238 дней (27 октября 2004)
Дмитрий Победаш

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This Thursday, October 27, there will be mock debates between «Respublicans» and «Democratis». They will be conducted in the English language in American Information Center, Mamina-Sibiryaka 193 from 17:00 till 18:00. Come in and ask Americans who is going to win.

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Avatar for anonymous спустя 2 часа (27 октября 2004)
anonymous

Concerning the elections... Some days before I participated in a round-table here in Moscow, where Mr. Einhorn, one of the former high-ranking offcials of American Government, presented his standpoint regarding to the forthcoming elections in the USA. His speech was really informative and exciting although he could not reply precisely.

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photo спустя 13 дней (10 ноября 2004)
Дмитрий Победаш

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Diplomats are notorious for their ability to shirk responsibility and give evasive answers :-)

And today there was a brilliant opportunity for our students to participate in an honest and open debate between Brad Hurst(Public Affairs Officer of the US Consulate General in Yekaterinburg), David Cowel (a Democrat from Minnesota) and Vladimir Brovkin (US professor teaching in Yekaterinburg). It is a crying pity we did not have more time and i'll do my level best to try and organize more such meetings in the future.

It would be great to get any feedback from those who took part in this discussion.

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photo спустя 188 дней (18 мая 2005)
Дмитрий Победаш

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Here are some abstracts from The Times, UK May 17, 2005

THE United States finally broke its silence yesterday on the apparent massacre of hundreds of unarmed citizens gunned down by security forces in Uzbekistan, a police state that also has been an important ally in Washington's war on terrorism.

The State Department said it was «deeply disturbed» by the reported massacre in Andijan.

But despite President Bush's pledge to make the «end of tyranny» the hallmark of his second term, US officials tip toed around direct criticism of the regime of President Karimov, who has given the US a priceless «footprint» in Central Asia by allowing the Pentagon to open an airbase in his country.

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Avatar for ekorovina спустя 9 минут (18 мая 2005)
Екатерина Коровина

I think it is praiseworthy self-restraint of the US administration not to bash Uzbekistan several days after the shooting at a demonstration in Afganistan. Of course the scale of violence is different, but the principle of nipping rebellion in the bud is the same.

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