Tag: Izborsky Club

As in 1914, Russia Again Isn’t Ready for War, Kalashnikov Says

July 24, 2014

Staunton, July 21 – A century ago, Russians cheered the entrance of their country into World War I, but the country wasn’t prepared and as a result, it suffered military defeat, social and political revolutions, and a brutal civil war. Tragically, Maksim Kalashnikov says, the parallels between 1914 and now are all too obvious. The […]

Is the Izborsky Club Losing Its Clout?

July 8, 2014

Staunton, July 4 – The Izborsky Club, a group of intellectuals and writers put together by Aleksandr Prokhanov to promote Russian nationalist and traditionalist views, clearly has had a major influence on Vladimir Putin’s thinking and policies, including his annexation of Crimea and support for the idea of “a Russian world.” But now that Prokhanov […]

Izborsky Club Leader Calls for ‘Renewal’ of Russia Elite to Build Empire

June 24, 2014

Staunton, June 22 Russia has been able to defend and then expand its empire only when it has “recruited new and good people,” according to Vitaly Averyanov, the director of the Institute of Dynamic Conservatism and a leader of the influential Izborsky Club headed by Aleksandr Prokhanov. Averyanov told a St. Petersburg meeting of that […]