Tag: Russian Spring

Post-Soviet States Entering Second Anti-Communist Revolutionary Period, Shmelyev Says

July 2, 2015

Staunton, July 2 – The post-Soviet world is entering its own version of 1968, Aleksandr Shmelyev says, “and everything which is taking place in Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, Russia and so on can be conceived as a wave of ‘secondary anti-communist revolutions,’ as attempts to put the authorities under the control of society.” In 1968, […]

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 […]

Ukrainian Events Have Deeply Split Russian Nationalists

July 20, 2014

Staunton, July 17 – Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Ukraine appears to have united most Russians, but it has introduced or at least highlighted a deep split among Russian nationalists, some of whom support his actions and others very much oppose, to the point that people calling themselves “Russian nationalists” are now on both sides of […]