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“I really hope the political will of Western leaders will prevail, and they’ll take the Russian security concerns seriously.” –Professor Anna Vassilieva

Professor Anna Vassilieva, head of the Middlebury Institute’s Russian Studies Program and founding director of the Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies, recently provided commentary to the Boston Herald about the Russia-Ukraine crisis. According to Vassilieva, the United States, European countries, and Russia must meet as soon as possible to discuss the situation. “There are lives of people at stake,” says Vassilieva in an article detailing the escalating tensions among the parties.

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