Tag: Aleksandr Morozov

Putin’s ‘Conservative Revolutionaries’ Dreaming of National Socialist Utopia

February 1, 2015

Staunton, January 30 – The old left-right continuum in Russian politics with its differences between conservatives and reformers ceased to be relevant as the basis for analysis and understanding with Putin’s Anschluss of Crimea and the formation of a populist left-right alliance of support, according to Aleksandr Morozov. In a commentary in New Times, he […]

Putin Can’t Lead ‘Post-Crimea Consensus’ In Russia, Morozov Says

January 26, 2015

Staunton, January 25 – The Anschluss of Crimea could have become the occasion for the formation of a new nation in Russia, just as Moscow’s attacks on Ukraine have contributed to nation building in Ukraine. But Vladimir Putin has not been willing or perhaps even able to take that step, Aleksandr Morozov says. The reason, […]

Putin Replaced ‘Old Institutionalist Consensus’ With New Ideologically Homogenized Elite, Morozov Says

August 14, 2014

Staunton, August 14 – Since his rise to power, many of Vladimir Putin’s actions have been constant, but over the last two years, he has carried out a revolution from above, expelling from the political center the moderate liberals and moderate conservatives who agreed on the need for reform and replaced them with figures earlier […]

Analyst: Crimea’s Annexation Shows World a New and Far More Dangerous Putin

March 17, 2014

Staunton, March 17 —  Many analysts in Russia and the West are seeking to explain what Vladimir Putin has done in Crimea in terms of a paradigm which no longer works, according to Moscow analyst Aleksandr Morozov, instead of recognizing that by his actions, Putin has shown himself to have fundamentally changed and to have fundamentally […]

Co-opting the Russian Opposition

July 25, 2013

Last Wednesday, we went to bed with the knowledge that opposition figure Alexei Navalny could be headed to prison while we slept. This thought did not escape Navalny, either. The investigative-blogger-turned-Moscow-mayoral candidate did what he did best in the final days before his sentence. His last blog post, translated by The Interpreter, was a heartfelt call to action, […]