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User Profile: Olga Devine

About Olga Devine
I am a native Russian speaker currently living in Philadelphia, PA. In May of 2014 I graduated from South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk, Russia) with a Specialist degree in International Relations and a Professional Certificate in Russian-English translating/interpreting. I know three languages: Russian (native), English (fluent), and French (conversational). I'm glad to be part of Watching America team and ready to help to introduce the world of foreign opinion to American readers.

This user has submitted 73 translations to Watching America.

Pair Performance

May 17, 2018 // Izvestia - Russia - Russian

[T]he U.S. is making a mistake by taking the course of confrontation against all the forces struggling for peaceful resolution of the problems in this region, leading to increased tensions in the Middle East. [Read more]

Business and Nothing Personal

May 18, 2018 // Izvestia - Russia - Russian

<i>Analyst Timur Nigmatullin explains why the U.S. is not rushing to call off the sanctions against Russian companies</i> Businessman Oleg Deripaska agreed to reduce his stake in En+ Group, a holding company of Rusal, below 50 percent and leave its board of directors.* Prior to that, Steve Mnuchin, head of the U.S. [Read more]

Russians in America Divided Into 2 Groups

May 5, 2018 // Nezavisimaya Gazeta - Russia - Russian

<i>Trump was urged not to believe letters from Russian immigrants in support of Putin</i> According to Nezavisimaya Gazeta,* a group of Russian immigrants in the U.S. including well-known journalists and cultural figures, sent an open letter to President Donald Trump. The U.S. leader was urged not to respond to the [Read more]

Old New Sanctions

May 1, 2018 // Aktualnye Kommentarii - Russia - Russian

Taking into account that Washington prepares a new sanction package for every response from Moscow, the confrontation is closing in on itself, and continues to spiral, with each new round provoking the next one. [Read more]

Your Sanctions Are Screwed Up

April 1, 2018 // Izvestia - Russia - Russian

<i>Political scientist Alexander Florov talks about whether or not political slogans in the U.S. can influence economic interests in Europe.</i> Few have been as consistent as the U.S in expressing concern about the gas transportation project that Russia is implementing together with Europe. Recently, four dozen [Read more]

How Megyn Kelly Helped Russia

March 14, 2018 // Izvestia - Russia - Russian

<i>Political scientist Edward Lozansky talks about the reaction of American society to Vladimir Putin’s interview with NBC</i> If we were to briefly analyze and evaluate the results of the interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin by well-known American NBC host Megyn Kelly, I would say that it was extremely [Read more]

Playing with a Grenade

April 22, 2018 // Echo Moskvy - Russia - Russian

The cheerful message from President Donald Trump to Russia – in which he suggested that we get ready for “nice and new and ‘smart” American rockets – quite frankly, frightens one with its demonstrative light-mindedness. It is truly scary when you understand who is in charge of what is historically the [Read more]

What Is Wrong with the Kremlin Report?

February 8, 2018 // Aktualnye Kommentarii - Russia - Russian

<i>Many questions raised by the Kremlin report discussion remain unanswered. Why has Donald Trump not yet extended the sanction list? Is he going to do this or will the Kremlin report remain just a report? How will these actions turn out for Trump himself? A specialist on America, Ivan Kurilla answered these [Read more]

Trump’s Taiwanese Card

January 29, 2018 // Izvestia - Russia - Russian

<i>Izvestia newspaper commentator Natalia Portiakova talks about why the United States adopted bills on cooperation with Taiwan to spite China and what it will lead to.</i> New tension is brewing in China-U.S. relations. The reason for that concerns two bills dealing with the relationship between the U.S. and [Read more]

Russian-American Relations: New Formats

January 22, 2018 // Aktualnye Kommentarii - Russia - Russian

<i>Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, stated that Moscow and Washington are trying to activate the bilateral dialogue. According to Huntsman, different formats of discussions are being considered, including a «2+2» format with ministers of foreign affairs and defense. An expert on America, Ivan Kurilla, [Read more]

‘American Window’ to Outer Space

January 24, 2018 // Izvestia - Russia - Russian

Recently, the debate on the relevance of the current system of international space law has been revived with renewed vigor in the United States. Government authorities and powerful experts are calling for a review of relevant standards. They strongly believe that the U.S. military should have an opportunity to protect [Read more]

Psychological Limit

January 9, 2018 // Izvestia - Russia - Russian

<i>Military expert Anton Lavrov talks about how the U.S. decision to supply Kiev with lethal weapons will change the situation in Ukraine.</i> The Trump administration’s approval of supplying the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense with large-scale sniper rifles – Barrett M107A1s – will become a precursor to further [Read more]

Is Russia Ready for a ‘Space Race’ with the US?

December 22, 2017 // Aktualnye Kommentarii - Russia - Russian

<i>On Monday, the United States celebrated the anniversary of the last American moon landing. No one has landed on the moon since Apollo 17 crew. Symbolically, it was on Dec. 11 thatPresident Donald Trump instructed NASA to resume flights to the earth's satellite. There has been so much talk lately about a renewed Cold [Read more]

Encroachment on the Holy Land

December 20, 2017 // Izvestia - Russia - Russian

<i>Political scientist Vyacheslav Matuzov talks about the consequences of Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the transfer of the U.S. Embassy there.</i> The readiness of President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer the U.S. Embassy there from [Read more]

Local Engagement

December 11, 2017 // Kommersant - Russia - Russian

If we start calling what’s happening between Russia and the U.S. in recent years the new cold war, then we devalue almost half a century of the heritage of the bipolar world, and we belittle the significance of the grand confrontation of two ideologies. [Read more]

When Will US-Russia Relations Improve?

December 9, 2017 // Aktualnye Kommentarii - Russia - Russian

<i<i>During an interview with Russian TV, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that currently relations between the U.S. and Russia are in the worst shape since the Brezhnev years. Is this so? Is there any prospect for improvement? Historian and expert on America Ivan Kurilla answers these questions.</i> [Read more]

Why Does the US Give Ammunition to Georgia?

November 29, 2017 // Aktualnye Kommentarii - Russia - Russian

<i>Georgia will soon receive $75 million worth of man-portable air defense systems from the U.S., including fire-and-forget missiles, anti-tank missiles, and Javelin launching platforms.* How should Russia react to this? Why does the U.S. weaponize our neighbors? And what will that lead to? We discussed these points [Read more]

With Eyes Wide Shut

November 18, 2017 // Izvestia - Russia - Russian

<i>Military expert Joseph Linder talks about why the anti-Russian rhetoric of Washington became an obstacle in the real fight against terrorism.</i> The recent Manhattan terrorist incident, in which eight people died, according to the latest information, once again confirms that even the most serious security [Read more]

How Will the Conflict between the US and Iran End?

October 30, 2017 // Aktualnye Kommentarii - Russia - Russian

<i>U.S. President Donald Trump sharply criticized Iran. He accused Tehran of “supporting terrorism.” How far can Washington go in its confrontation with Tehran? What kind of losses can both sides suffer from? Political expert Georgy Bovt gives his explanation to these and other questions on this topic.</i> [Read more]

Why Is Trump Withdrawing from UNESCO?

October 21, 2017 // Aktualnye Kommentarii - Russia - Russian

<i>The expert on America, Ivan Kurilla, explains why the U.S. decided to withdraw from UNESCO.</i> The U.S. reduced contributions in 2011 after the Palestinian Authority was admitted as a member of UNESCO. The United States has not paid its contributions for six years. Withdrawing from the organization is simply the [Read more]

Who Stole Democracy in America?

June 18, 2017 // Izvestia - Russia - Russian

<i>Political analyst Eduard Lozansky talks about the depth of the US domestic political crises.</i> In the U.S., there is a heated discussion on whether the country is democratic or not. Currently, there are two versions. The first one was precisely defined by the respected magazine Foreign Affairs. According to it, [Read more]

More Words, Less Action

May 31, 2017 // Izvestia - Russia - Russian

Political analyst Avigdor Eskin on Donald Trump’s first foreign trip. President Trump’s first foreign trip brought him unchallenged triumph in the promotion of the U.S. defense industry’s interests. The $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia can help him adjust relations with the U.S. establishment, which is [Read more]

It Is Not Time for a Bargain

May 2, 2017 // Aktualnye Kommentarii - Russia - Russian

The Russian authorities have made it clear there will be no deal. On the contrary, the Kremlin, like Washington, expresses its readiness to raise the stakes and, if necessary, increase the pressure on Syria. [Read more]

What Is Behind the New US Sanctions against Russia?

April 15, 2017 // Echo Moskvy - Russia - Russian

Some analysts interpreted this as a shattering of the last illusions of possible improvements in Russia-U.S. relations. However, I would not make a drama out of this situation. Implementation of new sanctions is most likely Trump’s tactical ploy rather than a strategic one. During the period of stigmatization that is [Read more]

Why It Is Just the Beginning of the Problems in the US

April 12, 2017 // - Russia - Russian

The U.S., after calling itself a superpower, challenged the world to evaluate its actions by the criteria of its greatness. If the world can briefly describe U.S. performance during the last 10-15 years then the right assessment will be “constantly growing confusion.” When Obama was president, it seemed that the [Read more]

Farewell to Illusions

March 9, 2017 // - Russia - Russian

<i>Why Trump cannot live up to the expectations of normalizing relations with Russia</i> <i>The overall love toward Donald Trump in Russia is giving place to disappointment. Shortly after the U.S. press secretary stated that his boss is expecting Moscow to return Crimea back to Ukraine, the question of whether we [Read more]

Trump Against the Media: The Beginning of War

March 4, 2017 // Aktualnye Kommentarii - Russia - Russian

<i>The inauguration of President Trump was marked by the beginning of a new stage of open opposition between the White House and the media. Now, American citizens and people from all over the world are watching a live broadcast of the new reality show, “Media against the President,” on a daily basis. This struggle [Read more]

How Putin Makes Russia a Colony of the US

February 1, 2017 // Echo Moskvy - Russia - Russian

No other country in the world was as happy as Russia about the election of the new U.S. president. The Russian military supply store Voentorg even offered some holiday discounts to the U.S. in celebration of Trump’s inauguration. It seems that people in Russia were happier than people in the United States about [Read more]

Trump’s Campaign Has Turned Into a Series of Errors

April 29, 2016 // Aktyalnye Kommentarii - Russia - Russian

<i>During the Republican primary in Wisconsin, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas beat his rival, billionaire Donald Trump. Deputy Director of the Center for Current Politics in Russia Oleg Ignatov explains to Aktualnye Kommentarii the reasons for Ted Cruz’s victory and the basic mistakes made by the odious businessman.</i> [Read more]

The Mystery of the Red Suitcase

April 11, 2016 // Gazeta - Russia - Russian

<b>Will there be a long-awaited thaw in relations between Russia and the U.S. or not? The visit to Moscow by the head of the U.S. State Department will go down in history no matter what, thanks to the mysterious red suitcase with which John Kerry came down the airplane steps. He promised to show the contents of the [Read more]

Obama’s Accomplishment

March 2, 2016 // Vzglyad - Russia - Russian

I had a chance to watch one of the first public appearances of Barack Obama at the federal level in the U.S. at the Democratic convention in 2004. This performance was so inspirational and brilliant, both in essence and form, that most of the people started thinking that this man should be the president of America. And [Read more]

New Kremlinology

February 17, 2016 // Vedomosti - Russia - Russian

<i>What is the difference to the West between the current Russian administration and the Soviet one?</i> According to the latest high-profile publications, the new negative image of the Russian administration is currently forming among the Western public opinion. The Russian system of government is seen as corrupt, [Read more]

Davos Chicken

January 27, 2016 // Aktyalnye Kommentarii - Russia - Russian

The U.S. will continue to support Kiev because Washington has no other choice ... But that does not cancel the fact that the United States can exert pressure on Kiev on the issues that they classify as fundamental. [Read more]

Everything We Could Do

January 24, 2016 // Kommersant - Russia - Russian

<i>Barack Obama has summed up the results of his time in office.</i> U.S. President Barack Obama presented the annual State of the Union address to Congress — his last address at Capitol Hill for the two terms of his presidency. The final speech from the current head of the White House, who came to the power under [Read more]

Two-Thirds of Russians Support Dima Yakovlev Law

December 7, 2015 // Kommersant - Russia - Russian

<i>The popularity of the ban on adoptions of Russian children by Americans has grown during the last three years.</i> The percentage of Russians who support the Dima Yakovlev Law, which bans adoptions of Russian children by Americans, grew from 54 percent to 76 percent during the last three years. It is evident from [Read more]

Who Benefits from Shooting Down a Russian Plane?

December 8, 2015 // Ekho Moskvy - Russia - Russian

Now that the initial reactions to our formal counterterrorism ally shooting down our plane have settled down, we can think about why Turkey did this. First of all, it is necessary to understand that Turkey is not an Islamic country. Yes, Erdogan periodically uses this beautiful phrase about "minarets our bayonets," [Read more]