US-Russian Relations


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US-Russian relations have been frosty as the Moskva River in January. We'll take a look at what recent tensions mean for the two countries.



Tensions with Russia have been on the rise lately.  President Obama canceled a meeting with Vladmir Putin after Putin granted temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Some say the Russian anti-gay laws warrant a US boycott of the Sochi Olympics. Then there’s clashes over Russia’s involvement in Syria’s civil war. This hour we’ll trace the history of US-Russian relations, explore the future of a cold and bitter peace.


  • George Hudson, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Director of the Russian and Central Eurasian Studies Program at Wittenberg University
  • Kathy Lally, Moscow Bureau Chief for the Washington Post

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