Tag: Autocracy

Ukrainians View the People as Sovereign; Russians Think Putin Is

April 21, 2015

Staunton, April 20 — Ukrainians and Russians differ fundamentally in the source of sovereignty in their countries, with Ukrainians, like citizens of Western democracies, viewing the people as sovereign and with the Russians, like the subjects of autocracies of all kinds, assuming that their supreme leader is, according to a new poll. Irina Bekeshkin, director […]

Patriarchate Aide Pushing Émigré Solonevich’s Ideas about ‘a Peoples Monarchy’

April 11, 2015

Staunton, April 9 – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, a close aide to Patriarch Kirill and the head of the Synod’s Department for Relations between the Church and Society, is pushing the notion of a popular or even socialist monarchy as the most appropriate form of government for Russia, an idea that has its roots in the […]

Putin’s Ukraine Policy Accelerating Russia’s ‘Disappearance,’ Gontmakher Says

April 16, 2014

Staunton, April 16 – Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine, Yevgeny Gontmakher says, are accelerating the disappearance of Russia not so much in the sense of pointing to a change in its borders but rather with regard to the existence of a distinctive Russian society capable of surviving into the future. In an interview published by […]