Tag: Slavophiles

Emerging Russian Ideology Constrains and Ultimately Threatens Putin, Stanovaya Says

April 11, 2015

Staunton, April 11 -“The further ideology spreads through the country, the weaker the institution of political leadership becomes,” according to Tatyana Stanovaya, who argues that “first the leader becomes dependent on ideological positions, then the personality factor dissolves and finally it becomes unimportant for the system who stands at the head.” Consequently, the senior analyst […]

Putin’s Anti-Maidan Movement Won’t Be Any More Capable of Blocking Change than Nicholas II’s Black Hundreds, Bykov Says

March 11, 2015

Staunton, March 11 – Vladimir Putin’s Anti-Maidan movement has received a great deal of media attention, but it will not be any more capable of stopping change and even revolutionary change in Russia once the number of dissatisfied Russians reaches “critical mass,” according to Dmitry Bykov. That has not yet happened, the Moscow commentator says, […]

Third Bolshevik Wave Coming to an End in Russia, Pastukhov Says

October 31, 2014

Staunton, October 31 – In the century and a half since the first Crimean war, Russia has experienced three waves of Bolshevism, Vladimir Pastukhov says, the result of the unresolved clash between the Slavophiles and Westernizers and the special role of the Russian religious impulse as the bridge between them. But now the third wave […]