October Issue: Russia & Its Former Republics
Foreword: Recently in the real world (and the extemp world) Russia has been becoming more and more important. Russia is steadily building power, and with the US economy stumbling, many believe Russia could seize the time to pounce. In this edition, you will find analysis on Russia and two its former republics, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Obviously, watching the events that transpire in these countries is critical, because they are all in severely unstable positions right now. Russia continues to stoke flames around the world, and eventually the world will get fed up. Meanwhile, Russia still has to keep hold of its domestic realm as well. The Ukraine has been having particular trouble accomplishing the latter as of late, so it has become vulnerable to international pressures as well. Georgia, of course, was destabilized when Russia . . . you know . . . invaded it. All in all, the region is getting more and more important, so it's imperative to learn a little about it. I dedicated two articles to Russia, because I think it will be a major player in the future and deserves a lot of attention.
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