News From Eurasia: December 2020 – January 2021

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SRAS’ Twitter account is used primarily for news tracking. This is important for the maintainance of its Family of Sites (of which GeoHistory is a proud part), but also for SRAS as a study abroad organization in maintaining safe and well-informed programs abroad.

We also maintain this resource to give students who are otherwise following major issues and events within Russia and Eurasia greater context from which to view those issues and events. We prefer to focus on data-driven and under-reported information that can help build pragmatic and objective views.

Clicking on the below hashtags will take you to the most recent posts on SRAS’ Twitter account on that subject. There are two sections: one focused on Russia and another focused globally on Eurasia.


Ongoing Major Stories:

#COVID: The virus in Russia and the response to it


Russia on the Ground: Tracking domestic news inside Russia

#Business: Russian businesses, particularly e-commerce and agro-industrial

#CivilSociety: Non-governmental forces affecting society

#COVID: The virus in Russia and the response to it

#Demographics: religious, economic, and racial stratification and affairs; population density

#EconomicData: Rates, forecasts, wages, etc.

#Environment: global warming and other issues affecting the environment

#Infrastructure: Roads, rails, ports, airports, pipelines, hospitals, schools, and housing

#PoliticalEconomy: Government policies affecting the economy

#Polls: Popular opinion


Eurasian Affairs: Tracking news in other countries as well as globally

#Arctic: Focused on the Arctic Ocean as a new transport and military arena

#Baltics: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

#Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Russian Caucuses

#CEE: Belarus, Moldova, other countries of Central and Eastern Europe

#Global: issues affecting the world or other, larger areas not otherwise covered by these hashtags

#Kyrgyzstan: Focused on domestic news and relations with the US and Russia

#Military: Military armaments, deployment, or other developments that affect Eurasia

#Nuclear: Related treaties, stockpiles, developments

#Poland: Focused on domestic news and relations with the US and Russia

#Space: Competition in space, focusing on Russia and the US

#Travel: Anything affecting travel into or within Russia and other Eurasian states

#Ukraine: Focused on domestic news and relations with the US and Russia

#US: Focused on relations with Russia

About the Author

Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson is the Assistant Director for The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) and Communications Director for Alinga Consulting Group. In those capacities, he has been managing publications and informative websites covering geopolitics, history, business, economy, and politics in Eurasia since 2003. He is based in Moscow, Russia. For SRAS, he also assists in program development and leads the Home and Abroad and Challenge Grant scholarship writing programs.

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