Tag: Muscovy

Valdai Club Now Reflects ‘Clash of Civilizations,’ Shtepa Says

November 4, 2015

Staunton, November 3 – Vladimir Putin has not only moved the Valdai Club from its original venue but has also transformed it from “an analogue to Western think tanks” with “a free dialogue” into an exemplar of what Samuel Huntington called “the clash of civilizations,” according to Vadim Shtepa. The Kremlin leader began this transformation […]

Russia Should Be Called Muscovy, Some Ukrainians Say

October 19, 2014

Staunton, October 17 – Given that Vladimir Putin can barely acknowledge Ukraine as a country and has twisted language about Russia’s role there beyond recognition, some Ukrainians think that it would be well for Ukrainians and others as well to use a different name for the Russian Federation than the one Putin does. That name, […]

Ukrainians Think Better of Russians than Russians Do of Muscovites

August 8, 2014

Staunton, August 7 – “Paradoxically,” Vatslav Lisovsky says, ethnic Russians who have come to Ukraine are often viewed much more favorably by Ukrainians than the residents of the Russian capital are seen by the rest of the population of the Russian Federation. A reflection of both history and current behavior. In a blog post, Lisovsky […]

Putin is ‘Last Soldier’ of a Dying Empire, Pastukhov Says

July 16, 2014

Staunton, July 16 – Because Vladimir Putin has chosen to turn toward the past rather than the future as shown most recently by his “having unleashed a war in Ukraine,” the Kremlin leader has become “the last soldier of the Empire, who will shoot his last bullet even as the Empire draws its last breath,” […]