Tag: Anschluss of Crimea

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 […]

Western Leaders and Putin Truly Live in ‘Different Realities,’ Piontkovsky Says

September 8, 2014

Staunton, September 7 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has observed that Vladimir Putin lives in “a different reality” than do Western leaders, Andrey Piontkovsky notes, but these Western leaders have not yet acted in a way that reflects that understanding but rather on the false assumption that Putin sees the world and calculates about it […]

Even If Kiev Agrees to Moscow’s Federalization Plan, Instability in Ukraine Will ‘Intensify,’ Piontkovsky Says

September 2, 2014

Staunton, September 1 – Even if Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agrees to federalize Ukraine as a result of Russian military action and Western and especially German political pressure, such an agreement will not end the Ukraine crisis. Instead, Andrey Piontkovsky argues, it almost certainly will intensify. On the one hand, the Russian analyst says, Moscow […]