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Michael Averko
Michael Averko
Michael Averko is a New York based independent foreign policy analyst and media critic. He has appeared as a guest commentator on the BBC and WABC talk radio, in addition to having been a panelist at the World Russia Forum, Russia Forum New York and Experts' Panel. Besides Averko's Eurasia Review column - Counterpunch, Foreign Policy Journal, Global Research, History News Network, InoSMI.Ru, Johnson's Russia List, Journal of Turkish Weekly, Kyiv Post, Oriental Review, Penza News, Pravda.Ru, Pravoslavie.Ru, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russia Insider, Sputnik News, Strategic Culture Foundation, The Huffington Post, Valdai Discussion Club and WikiLeaks, are among the numerous venues where his commentary have either appeared or been referenced. The American Institute in Ukraine and the Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies, have referenced some of his commentary, along with academic white papers prepared for NATO Watch, Ohio State University, Problems of Post-Communism and the Royal College of Defence Studies. He is source referenced in Richard Sakwa's book "Frontline Ukraine". Averko's Eurasia Review article on Pavlo Skoropadsky, provides the first full online transcript of Skoropadsky's edict calling for an "All-Russian Federation", inclusive of Russia and Ukraine. Among other issues, that article explains the relationships among the major combatants in the Russian Civil War. He can be reached via [email protected]

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Articles by Michael Averko :


Russians Held To Different Standards – Analysis

24 Aug 2016 in 1 , Analysis , Entertainment

What some say about Russia/Russians is more of an indicator about the former than the latter. A good deal of commentary is on record about the Olympics and Russia. For a fuller overview, some additional points can be added….


Russian Track And Field Athletes Face An Ongoing Ordeal – Analysis

12 Jul 2016 in 1 , Analysis , Entertainment

After receiving a barrage of protest, the American Red Cross recently withdrew their swimming pool safety poster with an apology. The depiction in question conjured up the stereotype of unruly African-Americans. On the other hand, it’s…

Russia's Vladimir Putin and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo Credit:

Enhanced Russia Bashing At The New York Times – Analysis

09 Jun 2016 in 1 , Analysis

Last month, the so-called “paper of record“, ran a barrage of one-sidedly dubious anti-Russian leaning commentary, which I suspect might’ve broken its monthly record. It has been said that The New York Times serves as a…

uge EU flag being brought to Independence Square in Kiev. 27 November 2013. Kyiv, Ukraine Euromaidan protests. Photo by Mstyslav Chernov, Wikipedia Commons.

Ongoing Russian-Ukrainian Intricacies – Analysis

09 May 2016 in 1 , Analysis

It’s difficult (if not impossible) for an essay to fully cover all of the related Russian-Ukrainian complexities. Hence, articles on the subject at hand serve to encourage a follow-up. Alexander Clapp’s lengthy April 25 National Interest article “How to Join…

Location of Nagorno-Karabakh. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

Settling Nagorno-Karabakh And Reviewing The Peripheral Talking Points – Analysis

16 Apr 2016 in 1 , Analysis

In the April 11 Voice of America piece “What’s Hiding Behind Russia’s Calls for Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh”, Paul Goble claims that Russia is manipulating the Armenian-Azeri dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh, in an effort to gain a greater allegiance…