Tag: industrialization

Oil Price Collapse Should Lead Russians to Recall and Act on Stalin’s 1931 Warning

December 1, 2014

Staunton, November 29 – The continuing decline in oil prices, a political move by the West against Moscow, should cause Russians to recall Stalin’s warning in 1931 that “we are 50 to 100 years behind the advanced countries and must catch up within ten years. Either we will do that or they will crush us,” […]

Feeling Like a Great Power is One Thing; Remaining One is Quite Another, Russian Commentators Say

March 29, 2014

Staunton, March 28 – Russian society is experiencing euphoria over what Vladimir Putin proclaims and many of them feel that with the seizure of Crimea, Russia has regained “the status of a great power.” But Moscow commentators warn it is far easier to claim or even believe Russia is again a great power than it […]