Tag: Time of troubles


March 13, 2015

Staunton, March 13 — Thirty-three years ago, Soviet commentator Fyodor Burlatsky published an article entitled “Interregnum” in Novy Mir. Ostensibly about what had taken place in China during changes from one dynasty to another, it was in fact a description of what was occurring in the USSR of his times. As Burlatsky pointed out, people […]

Russia Faces ‘Time of Troubles’ if Putin Doesn’t Occupy Ukraine, Strelkov Says

October 23, 2014

Staunton, October 19 – Russia faces a new “time of troubles” if Vladimir Putin doesn’t escalate the conflict in Ukraine and establish control over all its territory, according to Igor Strelkov, the former defense minister of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk Peoples Republic. And he adds that Putin’s personal survival depends on such an escalation. In a […]

Russia Has Entered New Kind of ‘Time of Troubles,’ Kazan Scholar Says

August 26, 2014

Staunton, August 24 – Russia has entered a new “smuta” or “Time of Troubles,” one in which there is no basis for confidence or any clear path forward and which unlike previous earlier analogues “threatens completely unpredictable consequences” for the country and its peoples, according to a Kazan academic. In the current issue of Zvezda Povolzhya, […]