Tag: Chingiz Aitmatov

Russians Said Becoming ‘Mankurts’ in Their Own Land

November 2, 2014

Staunton, November 2 – In his classic novel, “A Day Longer than an Age,” the Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov offered the powerful image of “mankurts,” people deprived of their identities and thus transformed into more pliant and subservient slaves of others. And this image was applied by many to the peoples of Central Asia in […]

Putin Accelerating Russia’s Demise by Allying with China Rather than with the West, Former Advisor Says

June 10, 2014

Staunton, June 9 – “Russia is part of Europe but it never will be part of the West,” a psychological pattern that has remained “unchanged” over the course of the last 500 to 600 years and one whose continuity leads to the modification of any system it has adopted to fit the Russian mentality, according […]