Russia Faces Destabilization Before Disintegration, Golyshev Says

June 23, 2015

Staunton, June 22 – Because Moscow has so centralized revenues and decision making and radically lowered the quality of those who head the federal subjects, the Russian Federation faces something worse than disintegration along their borders: it faces radical destabilization as Moscow cannot pay and regional officials cannot hold the line, according to Vladimir Golyshev. […]

Alliance Of Nomenklatura Reformers, Soviet Liberals In 1980s Made a Putin ‘Inevitable’

March 6, 2015

Staunton, March 6 – The alliance of reformers in the CPSU nomenklatura and Soviet liberals who were prepared for various reasons to cooperate with them led to the defeat of the dissidents who rejected the system as a whole and condemned Russia again to suffer once again a return “to the ideology of Russian imperialism […]

75 Years On Russia Again Engaged In a Winter War

December 1, 2014

Staunton, November 30 – Seventy-five years ago, Moscow launched what became known as the Winter War against Finland. It used much the same propaganda and tactics it is using against Ukraine now. It faced far greater resistance than its vast disproportion of forces had led it to believe. And thanks to that resistance, it achieved […]

Unless Ethnic Russians Have Autonomy, Russian Federation Will Disintegrate, Moscow Analyst Says

June 8, 2014

Staunton, June 7 – Unless Moscow gives territorial autonomy to ethnic Russians and ends as much as possible inter-regional transfers of government spending, the Russian Federation “in the near future” will explode in “a civil war analogous to the Ukrainian one” and “inevitably “disintegrate,” according to Mariya Butina. In a post on Ekho Moskvy, the […]