RAGA is a gathering of people who share common interests in Russia's history, culture, religion, economy, politics and the way of life. We feel that Russian people have made outstanding contributions to humankind and are capable of greater achievements. We envision Russia as a strong, independent, proud and free nation and as a partner in achieving peace in the world.
In the turbulent years since the fall of Communism, Russia underwent a huge experiment in ideological, political and economic transformation. Some of the reforms have already yielded positive results (individual liberty, access to information, freedom to travel); others have been followed by increased corruption, social disparity, destruction of social safety net, and demographic decline; others reforms are not yet complete. Given its natural resources and talents of its people, we believe Russia will succeed beyond expectations.
We welcome your articles, letters, and suggestions as to how best improve U.S. - Russia relations.