Vladimir Kolossov

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The Kosovo war of 1999 brought the checkered legacies of Russian and Western geopolitics back to the forefront of international relations. Central to the discussions of the Balkans is its century-old legacy as a Shatterbelt or Crush Zone. Though not identified by Saul Cohen as a Shatterbelt during the Cold War, the region is now located where the maritime(More)
Most of the chlorophyll (Chl) a of green plants is formed via two biosynthetic routes, namely the carboxylic divinyl and monovinyl chlorophyll biosynthetic routes. These two routes are linked by (4-vinyl) reductases that convert divinyl tetrapyrroles to monovinyl tetrapyrroles by reduction of the vinyl group at position four of the macrocycle to ethyl. The(More)
In an introductory paper to a special issue of Eurasian Geography and Economics, the authors examine contemporary economic, social, demographic, and political developments in the Caucasus in light of their historical contexts. They emphasize the need to look beyond simple ethnic categories to understand the nature of local tensions and also propose that the(More)
A unified multibranched chlorophyll (Chl) biosynthetic pathway is proposed. The proposed pathway takes into account the following considerations: (a) that the earliest putative precursor of monovinyl Chl b that has been detected in higher plants is monovinyl protochlorophyllide b, (b) that in most cases, Chl b biosynthesis has its roots in the Chl a(More)
Examination of the speeches, writings and editorials by the Putin Administration in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks showed a consistent storyline that equated Russia’s war against Chechen terrorists with the subsequent US attack on the Taliban and Al Qaeda. The storyline made a strong case for a Russian alliance with the US and the(More)
In this paper, we build on the work of Graham Smith, who was developing a critical geopolitics of Russia in his posthumous paper of 1999, published in this journal. Like Smith, we link the evolving geopolitical orientations of Russia to the search for a post-Soviet identity amongst its citizens and its political leadership. While Smith saw a core concept in(More)
The authors examine migration trends among Greeks and Armenians in Stavropol Province, Russia. "Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union migrations from the most troubled Transcaucasian zones (Azerbaijan and Georgia) or from those which are going through great economic difficulties (Armenia), have begun again. The refugees flooded in to set themselves up(More)
Recent experimental evidence (see part 80) suggests that the chlorophyll (Chl) b pathway is biosynthetically heterogeneous. The dissection of this biosynthetic heterogeneity requires the availability of a cell-free system capable of the net synthesis of Chl(ide) a and b. The development of such a system is described.
The authors examine some of the classic ideas of geopolitical analysis using a recent survey of Russian public opinion. Problematizing prevailing assumptions and binaries in geopolitical discourse, they pose a series of questions that provide measures of Russia’s geopolitical orientations. Do more Russians think of their country as European or Eurasianist?(More)
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