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Ana Anatoly Adamishin
Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of USSR (1986–1990), First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia (1993–1994), Minister of CIS Affairs for Russia (1997–1998). Moscow, Russia.

Olga Butorina
Dr. Sc. (Economics), Professor.  Head of Chair, European Integration Dpt., Advisor to the President, Moscow State University а Foreign Affairs. Moscow, Russia.  

Alexander Filippov
Doctor of Social Science, Full Professor with National Research University–Higher School of Economics, Head of the Center of Fundamental Social Science of the Poletayev Institute of Humanitarian Historical and Theoretical Studies. Moscow, Russia.  

Leonid Grigoriev
Chief advisor to the head of the Analysis Center under the Government of the Russian Federation, Head of the World Economy Chair of the World Economy and International Affairs Department of the National Research University–Higher School of Economics. Moscow, Russia.

Sergey Kravets
Executive Editor of The Great Russian Encyclopedia publishers, Chief of the Religious and Research Center Orthodox Encyclopedia. Moscow, Russia.

Andrey Lankov
PhD in History, Prof., Kookmin University, College of Social Studies. Seoul, Republic of Korea  

Alexander Lomanov
D.Sc. (History), RAS Professor,  Chief Research Fellow (g.n.s.) Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences.  

Alexei Miller
Dr. Sc. (History). leading researcher at the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and is a professor at the Central European University in Budapest. St.-Petersburg, Russia.  

Yuri Slezkine
Professor of History, Director of the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. U.S.A.  

Anatoly Vishnevsky
Dr. Sc. (Economics), Director of the Institute of Demography of the State University- Higher School of Economics. Moscow, Russia.

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Since August 2017, legislation allowing the imposition of a range of new sanctions against Russia has been passed by US lawmakers. Although not all this legislation has thus far been implemented by the president, Donald Trump, the mere threat of more draconian economic sanctions from the US created considerable uncertainty in Russia.