Tag: revolution

By Treating Everyone As an Enemy, Kremlin Is Undermining Itself

February 4, 2015

Staunton, February 3 — The arrest and charging of Svetlana Davydova, the Vyzama homemaker, with treason for calling the Ukrainian embassy “has become a concentrated expression not only of the cruelty but of the stupidity of the current regime” in Moscow, according to Kseniya Kirillova. That is because it displays the propensity of the Kremlin […]

Putin Won’t Be Able to Mobilize Russians Much Longer by Ukraine Alone, Pastukhov Says

June 27, 2014

Staunton, June 26 – By the middle of August, Boris Pastukhov says, “the Ukrainian conflict will have exhausted itself as a mobilization tool” for the Kremlin, one that gives “the appearance of national unity.” And consequently, “at that moment, new steps will be taken by the Kremlin directed at maintaining” the current level of “mobilization […]

Donetsk and Luhansk Latest Manifestations of Blanquist Actions, Ikhlov Says

May 22, 2014

Staunton, May 22 – What is taking place in Donetsk and Luhansk is not a civil war because it isn’t a struggle about the definition of the direction of all of Ukraine, Yevgeny Ikhlov argues. And it isn’t a fratricidal armed conflict because local elites are not providing the insurgent forces with support. Instead, he […]

Russia, Now at War in Ukraine, is Between Reaction and Revolution

March 17, 2014

Staunton, March 17 – Russia today is in an undeclared but all too real war with Ukraine, a situation that many fear is the prelude to a long period of black hundreds-style reaction, Vladimir Pastukhov Says. But history suggests that this war may have another outcome, a Russian defeat in Ukraine and an ensuing revolution […]

Ukraine Liveblog: Day 5 — Yanukovych Topples?

February 22, 2014

The Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has reportedly fled the capital of Kiev. The people in the streets are demanding nothing less than his resignation. The question now is whether he will step down, or resist. Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview of what’s behind the protests and analysis of today’s news see […]