Tag: Pavel Pryannikov

Rural Russians Far More Trusting than Muscovites Are, Surveys Show

November 10, 2015

Staunton, November 6 – Russians have significantly lower levels of trust than do other nations, especially in the major cities like Moscow where “only about one percent” trust anyone. But in small cities and rural areas, their levels of trust in others are somewhat greater. Indeed, commentator Pavel Pryannikov says, “the further one goes into […]

Is Admiral Kolchak, Russia’s ‘First Fascist Ruler,’ a Role Model for Putin?

February 18, 2015

Staunton, February 18 – As Vladimir Putin’s rule has taken on ever more features of fascism, analysts have focused on those fascist and proto-fascist writers he has cited in his speeches. But there may be a more immediate model: Admiral Kolchak who has been called Russia’s “first fascist ruler” by both his supporters and his […]

Putin’s ‘Russian Spring’ Idea was Invented by Russian Fascists in 1920s

July 30, 2014

Staunton, July 30 – Commentators in Moscow and the West ever more frequently draw parallels between Vladimir Putin’s ideas and actions and those of fascist regimes in the first part of the 20th century, but few have focused on the fact that one of the Kremlin leader’s most-cherished ideas, that of the ‘Russian Spring,’ was […]