Putin’s Russia Seeks Cultural Autonomy

Uniqueness of Russia as heir to the Eastern Roman Empire; both its historical differences and similarities with the West, the Asian Tatar Mongol influence; the recent three hundred years of domination by the West; Russian elites as distinct from the Russian people; schisms in Russian ruling classes; wars against Russia; Russia bashing; the Soviet period; the two Chechen wars; Russian military defenses; alliance of Dmitri Medvedev and Vladimir Putin to rescue Russia from the disaster of the Yeltsin years; Atlantic Integration versus Eurasian Sovereignty; Russian rejection of the US model.

http://gunsandbutter.org/blog/2017/05/04/in-search-of-russia

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