Tag: Enemies of Russia

Post-Soviet Russians Began Looking for Enemies Under Yeltsin

June 10, 2015

Staunton, June 9 – It has become almost commonplace to assert that Russians under Boris Yeltsin had a positive view of the world and that they began their search for enemies only under his successor, Vladimir Putin. That such feelings have intensified under Putin is beyond doubt, but it is important to remember that they […]

In Russia, Iron Curtain Falls Not at the End of the Play But Much Earlier

August 12, 2014

Staunton, August 12 – Aleksei Levinson, a sociologist at the Levada Center, says that iron curtains like the one now being erected around Russia are a political strategy that reflects weakness rather than strength and that its appearance is not the end of the story but somewhere in the beginning. In an interview published in this […]