Tag: Imperialism

Russian Politicians Building an International Extreme Right Alliance

September 15, 2015

‘Administered Chaos’ Latest Russian Conspiracy Theory, Kagarlitsky Says

October 1, 2014

Staunton, September 28 – Given that Russians increasingly have “ceased to believe” in scholarship and turned to conspiracy theories of one kind or another, Boris Kagarlitsky says, it is perhaps not surprising that many of them including many in the Russian government have accepted the latest example of such theories, that of “administered chaos.” And […]

Putin’s Development Plan for Siberia Driven by Fears of Separatism But May Spark More

September 5, 2014

Staunton, September 5 – Vladimir Putin’s plan to move several ministries from Moscow to Krasnoyarsk and to launch a massive investment program there reflects fears in the Kremlin that separatist attitudes in Russia east of the Urals are growing and that only such steps have the potential to quiet them, according to Anton Chablin. In […]

Economic and Political Weakness, Not ‘Imperial Syndrome,’ Behind Putin’s Plans, Rogov Says

April 2, 2014

Staunton, April 2 – Vladimir Putin is driven less by the “imperial syndrome” some are pointing to than by his own sense of the weakness as a result of his continuing reliance on the export of natural resources and his opposition to “the internal West” which wants Russia to modernize, according to Kirill Rogov. As […]

Moscow Using Russian Regions to Fund Unrecognized States

March 20, 2014

Staunton, March 20 – When Ramzan Kadyrov promised that Chechnya would help rebuild the economy of Crimea after its absorption into the Russian Federation this week, most observers concluded that he was just being his usual flamboyant self. But the truth is more complicated and potentially more disturbing. As journalist Andrey Pertsev points out on […]