Tag: liliya shevtsova

Russian Federation ‘Sooner Or Later’ Will Go The Way Of All Other Empires, Shevtsova Says

November 4, 2015

Staunton, November 4 – The Russian Federation is not sustainable in its current form, Liliya Shevtsova says. “It is the last empire of its type in the 21st century, and it cannot respond to a single contemporary challenge.” Consequently, it “is on the road to the cemetery” but just when is impossible to say. In […]

Unlike in Ukraine, a Russian Maidan Would Likely Be Violent and Destructive, Shevtsova Says

July 10, 2015

Staunton, July 8 – “Unfortunately, Russia is different from present-day Ukraine in many ways,” Lilya Shevtsova says; and consequently, if a Maidan does occur there, it is likely to be different as well, violent rather peaceful, destructive rather than constructive, and divisive rather than unifying. In the course of an interview this week with Artyom […]

West Still Approaching Conflict in Ukraine Tactically Rather than Strategically, Shevtsova Says

June 2, 2015

Staunton, June 2 – The West has been far more united and tougher about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine than anyone would have expected only a year ago, but “one must understand that the West having adopted a tactic about this conflict all the same has not yet elaborated a strategy,” according to Liliya Shevtsova. As […]

Putin No Longer Cares Whether His Lies are Plausible, Shevtsova Says

March 22, 2015

Staunton, March 21 — Vladimir Putin and the world have crossed a dangerous threshold: The Kremlin leader no longer cares whether his lies about Ukraine or anything else are plausible because he sees that both his own subjects and many in the West are prepared to accept whatever he says as one version among many […]

Belarus, ‘Key to Baltics,’ Perhaps Even More Important for Moscow than Ukraine, Shevtsova Says

February 26, 2015

Staunton, February 25 – For Vladimir Putin, Belarus is “the key to the Baltic countries” as a military-strategic outpost and thus quite possibly Minsk will turn out to be “much more important for the Russian system than Ukraine is, according to Liliya Shevtsova, a Russian commentator now at the Brookings Institution. In an interview to […]