Think tank

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A think tank or policy institute is a research institute which performs research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture. Most policy institutes are non-profit organisations, which some countries such as the United States and Canada provide with tax exempt status. Other think tanks are funded by governments, advocacy groups, or corporations, and derive revenue from consulting or research work related to their projects.

Dmitry Medvedev

Dmitri MedvedevMedvedevDimitry Medvedev
Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev (born 14 September 1965) is a Russian politician who has served as prime minister of Russia since 2012. From 2008 to 2012, Medvedev served as president of Russia.

Carnegie Moscow Center

Moscow Carnegie CenterAlexander Gabuev
The Carnegie Moscow Center is a think tank and research center that focuses on domestic and foreign policy, international relations, international security, and the economy. It is a regional affiliate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC and a nonprofit organization.


Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Soviet UnionMoskva
Moscow (, in US mainly: ; ) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with approximately 15.1 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 25 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities.


Russian FederationRUSRussian
Russia, or officially the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17125200 km2, it is, by a considerable margin, the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.79 million people, including Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world and the largest city in Europe; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod.

Timeline of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections

Trump's April 27, 2016, speechTimeline of events related to Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential electiona August 2, 2016 meeting
While in Moscow, Mifsud introduces Papadopoulos to Ivan Timofeev via email. Timofeev is the program director of the Kremlin-sponsored Valdai Discussion Club and a member of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Papadopoulos and Timofeev communicate for months over email and Skype about potential meetings between Russian government officials and members of the Trump campaign. Later records indicate that Timofeev discussed Papadopoulos with former Russian Foreign Minister Igor S. Ivanov. In August 2017, Papadopoulos tells Mueller's team that he believed at the time his conversations with Timofeev were monitored. Russian hackers break into the DNC's computers. April 19:.

Topical timeline of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections

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Ivan Timofeev, the program director of the Kremlin-sponsored Valdai Discussion Club, and a member of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Sergei Millian, who introduced himself as "president of [the] New York-based Russian American Chamber of Commerce". Stefan Halper, an American professor, former CIA operative, and FBI informant for the Crossfire Hurricane investigation into the Trump campaign. Alexander Downer, Australian ambassador to the United Kingdom, who tipped the FBI about information he heard from Papadopoulos. 2012. Italian MEP Gianni Pittella introduces Simona Mangiante to Mifsud in Brussels.

List of think tanks

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Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). SOVA Center. Valdai Discussion Club. Balkan Trust for Democracy. Centre for Contemporary Politics. European Fund for the Balkans. Institute of International Politics and Economics. Institute of Political Studies in Belgrade. Singapore Institute of International Affairs. Institute of Policy Studies. S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Institute for Public Affairs (IVO). Forum Minority Research Institute. Globsec. Centre for Conflict Resolution. Centre for Development and Enterprise. Free Market Foundation. Institute for Security Studies. South African Institute of International Affairs.

Lake Valdayskoye

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In particular, the first meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club was held on the lake. The lake is navigable. There is a cruiser ship running between the town of Valday and the Iversky Monastery.

Igor Ivanov

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Igor Ivanov is the President of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). In 2011 Ivanov became a member of the advisory council of The Hague Institute for Global Justice and in 2014 worked for The Moscow Times. Hero of the Russian Federation (27 October 1999). Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 2nd (1999) and 4th (1996) classes. Order of the Badge of Honour (1988). Medal "In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow". Honoured Worker of the Diplomatic Service of the Russian Federation (2003). Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999). Grand Cross of the Order of San Carlos (2001, Colombia). Order of Friendship (Vietnam) (2001).

Valdai speech of Vladimir Putin

The Valdai speech of Vladimir Putin is a press-coined name for the speech that the Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered at the Valdai International Discussion Club XI session on 24 October 2014, in Sochi City.

Yaroslavl Global Policy Forum

The forum, which targeted foreign experts, was established in 2009 by Medvedev, who determined that Valdai Discussion Club was too closely linked to Vladimir Putin. The Yaroslavl Forum was organized around Medvedev's birthday, which occurred around the same time as Putin's Valdai conference. Medvedev gave significant speeches at the forum, including a speech at the September 2010 forum (entitled "The Modern State: Standards of Democracy and Criteria of Efficiency"), in which Medvedev "told a large audience of academics, politicians, and economists ... that parliamentary democracy would provide a 'catastrophe' for Russia" by leading to social upheaval and turmoil.

Veliky Novgorod

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Veliky Novgorod, also known as Novgorod the Great, or Novgorod Veliky, or just Novgorod (meaning "newtown"), is one of the oldest and most important historic cities in Russia, with more than 1000 years of history. The city serves as the administrative center of Novgorod Oblast. The city lies along the Volkhov River just downstream from its outflow from Lake Ilmen and is situated on the M10 federal highway connecting Moscow and Saint Petersburg. UNESCO recognized Novgorod as a World Heritage Site in 1992. The city has a population of

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russia)

Ministry of Foreign AffairsRussian Foreign MinistryRussian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MFA Russia; Министерство иностранных дел Российской Федерации, МИД РФ) is the central government institution charged with leading the foreign policy and foreign relations of Russia. It is a continuation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, which was under the supervision of the Soviet Ministry of External Relations. Sergei Lavrov is the current foreign minister.

Moscow State Institute of International Relations

MGIMOMoscow Institute of International RelationsMGIMO University
Moscow State Institute of International Relations МИД России, often abbreviated as MGIMO University, MGIMO is an academic institution run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, which is widely considered the most elite university in Russia. It was dubbed the "Harvard of Russia" by Henry Kissinger, because it educates so many of Russia's political, economic, and intellectual elite. Currently, it has the lowest acceptance rate and the highest test scores of any university in the country. It is the alma mater of the largest number of Forbes list members and representatives of the political elite according to Forbes Russia.

Ministry of Education and Science (Russia)

Ministry of Education and ScienceMinistry of Education and Science of the Russian FederationRussian Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Министерство образования и науки Российской Федерации or Minobrnauki of Russia) existed from March 2004 till May 2018. It oversaw scientific institutions, education and school accreditation in the Russian Federation. The agency had its headquarters in Tverskoy District, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow.

Higher School of Economics

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Higher School of Economics (HSE; «Высшая школа экономики», НИУ ВШЭ), official full name National Research University Higher School of Economics is a state university in Russia.

Vladimir Putin

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Владимир Владимирович Путин, ; born 7 October 1952) is the president of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 2000 until 2008. In between his presidential terms, he was also the prime minister of Russia under President Dmitry Medvedev.

Russian Academy of Sciences

USSR Academy of SciencesSoviet Academy of SciencesAcademy of Sciences of the USSR
The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS; Росси́йская акаде́мия нау́к Rossíiskaya akadémiya naúk) consists of the national academy of Russia; a network of scientific research institutes from across the Russian Federation; and additional scientific and social units such as libraries, publishing units, and hospitals.

Sergei Ivanov

Sergey IvanovIvanov
Sergei Borisovich Ivanov (born 31 January 1953) is a Russian senior official and politician who is the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Environmental Activities, Environment and Transport since 12 August 2016.

Sergey Lavrov

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Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov (Серге́й Ви́кторович Лавро́в, ; born 21 March 1950) is a Russian diplomat and politician. In office since 2004, he is the Foreign Minister of Russia. Previously, he was the Russian Representative to the UN, serving from 1994 to 2004.

Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Igor YurgensBoard of Russian Union of Industrialists and EntrepreneursRussian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), a lobby group based in Moscow, promotes the interests of business in Russia. It has over 1,000 members, including both private and state-owned companies, factories, and foreign and Russian plants. The RSPP represents the successor in the Russian Federation of the previous USSR scientific and industrial union founded in the summer of 1990.

Sergey Shoygu

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Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu (Серге́й Кужуге́тович Шойгу́, ; born 21 May 1955) is a Russian politician and General of the Army who has served as Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Defense of the CIS since 2012.

Daniel W. Drezner

Daniel DreznerDr. Daniel DreznerDrezner, Daniel W.
Daniel W. Drezner (born August 23, 1968) is an American professor of international politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, an author, a blogger, and a commentator. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution.