Tag: Post-Soviet Space

Ukraine Increasingly Not Just About Ukraine and Thus Western Aid Ever More Critical, Kirillova Says

January 28, 2015

Staunton, January 28 – With each passing day, it is becoming more critical that the US and the EU increase their assistance to Ukraine not only because Russian aggression there is becoming more violent and vicious but also because what happens in Ukraine is rapidly becoming a model for the future of the post-Soviet space, […]

Fate of Post-Soviet Space and of Russia Itself at Issue in Ukraine, Kazakh Scholar Says

December 1, 2014

Staunton, November 29 – The fate not only of Ukrain,e but also of the entire post-Soviet space, and even the survival of Russia itself as a single unified country is being decided by what is happening in the conflict in southeastern Ukraine, according to Aydos Sarym, a political scientist from Kazakhstan. He told the UNIAN […]

A Common Post-Soviet Space Doesn’t Exist Because a Common Soviet One Never Did, Moscow Sociologist Says

September 4, 2014

Staunton, September 4 – Many Soviet and Western analysts treated the Soviet space as something which was more unified than in fact was the case and thus failed to predict that it would disintegrate as it did. And even now, many of them assume that “a common post-Soviet space” exists, but that is not the […]

Kazakhstan at Risk of Ukraine’s Fate if Kazakhs Push Their Language Too Hard, Nazarbayev Warns

August 26, 2014

Staunton, August 26 – If Kazakhs demand that their national language takes precedence over all others in all situations in that Central Asian country, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev warned in a television interview this week, they risk seeing their country suffer as Ukraine now is. If Kazakhstan were to “ban all languages except Kazakh,” he said, […]

As Pro-Western Attitudes Weaken, Islamic Ones Becoming Stronger in Post-Soviet Muslim Countries, Yunusov Says

July 30, 2014

Staunton, July 30 – Commentators in both Moscow and the West typically view the ideological competition in the post-Soviet countries as a simple one between pro-Russian and pro-Western groups, but in the Muslim-majority states, there is a third trend, the pro-Islamic one, and that is becoming stronger as the others and especially the Western one […]

Dugin Says an Azerbaijan Hostile to Russia Will ‘Instantly Cease to Exist’

April 6, 2014

Staunton, April 6 – Aleksandr Dugin, who appears to be increasingly influential in Kremlin circles, says that Moscow views Baku’s UN vote on Ukraine a “an unfriendly act,” that “the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan is in Moscow’s hands,” and that “an Azerbaijan hostile to Russia will instantly cease its existence.” Dugin, who describes himself as […]