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Russian interventions in other's elections: A brief history

With exception of Syria, Russia's interventions since 1991 have been limited to its neighborhood

Eric Lohr | The Conversation 

In the late 19th century, Britain, France, Germany and other European powers engaged in the great “race for colonies” in Africa and Asia. Russia’s imperial expansion in this era was relatively limited. Although it conquered sparsely populated lands in Central Asia, when it tried to expand in the Far East, Japan defeated Russia in a humiliating war. The Soviet era From its very birth in 1917, the Soviet regime sought to turn its communist revolution into a global communist revolution. But it was really only victory in World War II that gave the Soviet Union ...

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 11:10 IST
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