Russia in Transition: Implications for Canada and the International Order

Originally published for GlobalBrief Geo-Blog Following the election of Donald Trump to the White House, Canada’s then newly appointed Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland made a commitment to defending the “rules-based international order” (RBIO) one…

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Canada-Russia clash on Venezuela
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Canada-Russia clash on Venezuela

Media ban and different sides’ support On February 4, 2019, in response to the information that Russian media in the face of Sputnik, RIA Novosti  and TASS correspondents were not accredited by Global Affairs Canada for…

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Fight for the Kerch Strait
Following the G20 Summit events, the President of Russia answered journalists' questions (Kremlin.ru)

Fight for the Kerch Strait

Canada calls on Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine On November 30, 2018, during the leaders’ retreat of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the Russian President Vladimir Putin…

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Trudeau gives Putin a thumbs up
President of Russia Vladimir Putin with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau at the Paris Peace Forum’s plenary session (Kremlin.ru)

Trudeau gives Putin a thumbs up

Canadian journalists question the depth of the Prime Minister’s condemnation of Russia’s malicious actions in international affairs Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, was asked about his encounter with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, prior to…

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Canada-Russia disagreement on Idlib
At the news conference following a meeting with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on September 7, 2018 (Kremlin.ru)

Canada-Russia disagreement on Idlib

Targeting terrorists, bombing civilians On September 6, 2018, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland issued a statement urging the Syrian regime and its allies to protect civilian lives in case of an expected Assad’s…

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Green light for anti-Putin petition
Vladimir Putin (Kremlin.ru)

Green light for anti-Putin petition

It is the Canadian Government’s turn to react now E-petition, calling upon the Government of Canada to investigate actions of certain organizations of Russian diaspora and individuals collaborating with Russian secret services as well as…

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U.S.A. and Canada disaccord on Russia
U.S. President Donald Trump meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House (@realDonaldTrump/Twitter)

U.S.A. and Canada disaccord on Russia

While Trump determines on thaw, Trudeau slides down to a new cold war Responding to journalists during his press conference in Sutherlands River, Nova Scotia, on July 17, 2018, following the U.S.-Russia Summit in Helsinki,…

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Putin/War Criminal?
Vladimir Putin (Kremlin.ru)

Putin/War Criminal?

Canada’s attempt to call the Russian President to account Roman Hruby from Ottawa, with a sponsorship of the Conservative MP James Bezan who was previously banned from Russia in response to Canadian sanctions which have…

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Failed refugee
Elena Musikhina among Ukrainian protesters in Canada (taken from Musikhina's Facebook page)

Failed refugee

Canada didn’t believe that Russia is a dangerous place to go back to The Federal Court of Canada declined an application of Elena Musikhina, former professor at Irkutsk State Technical University, for leave and judicial…

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