Tag: Russian Intelligentsia

To Protect Itself, Kremlin has Seized Control of Debates about Stalin, Pavlova Says

November 10, 2015

Staunton, November 6 – The Kremlin has taken control not only of public discussions about memory of the repressed and not only about any criticism of Stalin but also “criticism of the contemporary exaltation of Stalin,” lest that lead Russians to draw the obvious parallels between the late dictator and Vladimir Putin, according to Irina […]

Few in the Russian Intelligentsia Oppose Putin Even if They Don’t Support Him, Kirillova says

April 7, 2015

Staunton, April 7 — Many members of the Russian intelligentsia do not support Vladimir Putin and his repression at home and aggression abroad, but a significant and surprising number of them do, the result of a complex combination of their experiences over the last generation and Putin’s actions as well, according to Kseniya Kirillova. In […]

Russian Intelligentsia Again ‘Changing Its Signposts’ to Collaborate With Regime

August 4, 2014

Staunton, August 4 – Many members of the Russian intelligentsia are repeating the mistake their predecessors made a century ago, engaging in what can be called an updated version of the ‘Change of Signposts’ movement to justify collaboration with an authoritarian regime, according to Livejournal blogger Kitty Sanders. In a post yesterday, she noted that […]