Tag: Russia’s special path

Russia has Reached Its Own Very Different ‘End of History’ and West has Failed to Recognize This, Pavlova Says

July 7, 2015

Staunton, July 6 NB: As longtime readers of Windows on Eurasia know, there is no commentator on Russian politics for which I have greater respect than historian Irina Pavlova. Her 70 essays written between 2006 and 2014 and which appeared on Grani.ru and Rufabula.com are among the most insightful commentaries we have on the nature […]

Soviet Imperialism, Not Russian Nationalism, Animate Donbass and Russia Itself, Pain Says

June 11, 2014

Staunton, June 11 – Unlike Spain which turned to economic modernization only seven years after the beginning of political modernization, a pattern that prevented the recrudescent of the past, Russia’s leaders chose the reverse, enriching themselves but opening the way for a return to support for Soviet-style imperialism, according to Emil Pain. And it is […]