Tag: superpower

Russia Too Dependent on West to Be Independent Superpower It Imagines, Inozemtsev Says

July 28, 2014

Staunton, July 22 – Provoking a further deterioration in relations with the West will have “catastrophic” consequences “not for those who take these decisions but for the Russian economy” because Russia is far too dependent on the West to act as independent superpower, according to Vladislav Inozemtsev. In an article posted online July 22 in […]

Russia Further from Superpower Status than When Putin Came to Power

June 24, 2014

Staunton, June 22 – With the occupation of Crimea and with the encouragement of the Kremlin, many Russians believe they are on their way to becoming a super power once again, but the most thoughtful among them recognize that Russia lacks two if not three of the elements a super power must have. For a […]

Russians Back Putin Because He Offers Illusion Russia is Again a Superpower, Levinson Says

June 8, 2014

Staunton, June 8 – Much of the public support in Russia for Vladimir Putin reflects the fact that his actions allow Russians to believe if only for a time that their country is once again a great power even though they fully understand that Russia is not in a position to be one the equal […]