Tag: Vladimir Pastukhov

Conflict In Ukraine Needs a New Helsinki Final Act

February 27, 2015

Staunton, February 24 – The conflict in Ukraine is not one conflict but three: it is a conflict between the eastern and western portions of Ukraine, it is a conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and it is a conflict between Russia and the West, Vladimir Pastukhov says. And to resolve all three will require a […]

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 […]

Putin’s Cancellation of His ‘Contract with Business’ Will Trigger ‘War of All Against All,’ Pastukhov Says

September 18, 2014

Staunton, September 18 – Having earlier been forced to end contract with the Russian people of loyalty in exchange for economic growth, Vladimir Putin, as a result of his invasion of Ukraine and the exchange of sanctions, has been forced to tear up his “security in exchange for loyalty” contract with businesses, according to Vladimir Pastukhov. […]

Homo Crimeacus a Doomed Effort to Restore Homo Sovieticus, Pastukhov Says

September 2, 2014

Staunton, September 2 – With the Crimean Anschluss, a new “cultural type” has emerged, “Homo Crimeacus,” people who think “fundamentally differently than “’post-communist’ Russians” and who are pursuing a doomed effort to restore the “Homo Sovieticus” of the late USSR, according to Vladimir Pastukhov. In an essay posted on Polit.ru today, the St. Antony’s scholar […]

For Second Time in a Century, Russia Decided to Go Against the ‘Winds of History’

August 12, 2014

Staunton, August 12 – Russia’s misfortune lies not in that it is defending what it perceives as its interests, but that “it is doing so by attempting to realize the latest Russian utopia,” one directed not toward the future as in 1917 but toward the past, something that makes “a rational exit” from the current […]

West Doesn’t Have a Strategy in Ukraine, Pastukhov Says

Staunton, August 11 – The notion that the West has a strategy for Ukraine is “a myth of Kremlin propaganda,” Vladimir Pastukhov says. “What is happening in Ukraine is the result not so much of the application of a mistaken strategy by the West as much as it is the sad consequence of the absence […]

Putin is ‘Last Soldier’ of a Dying Empire, Pastukhov Says

July 16, 2014

Staunton, July 16 – Because Vladimir Putin has chosen to turn toward the past rather than the future as shown most recently by his “having unleashed a war in Ukraine,” the Kremlin leader has become “the last soldier of the Empire, who will shoot his last bullet even as the Empire draws its last breath,” […]

Putin’s Dual Citizenship Law Opens the Way to Broader Repression, Pastukhov Says

June 10, 2014

Staunton, June 10 – In its effort to maintain and tighten control over those it sees as its domestic enemies, the Putin regime is moving step by step to violate the provisions of the Russian constitution in ways that may seem almost anodyne but in fact have far-reaching consequences, Vladimir Pastukhov says. In a Novaya […]

Russia’s Choice of a Future More Limited Than Most Think, Pastukhov Says

May 27, 2014

Staunton, May 26 – Russia faces a relatively limited choice about the direction it will follow, Vladimir Pastukhov argues. A liberal democratic scenario at this stage need not be considered. Instead, the country will choose among a national theocracy, a civil police state or “the imitation of statehood” altogether. In an essay on Polit.ru yesterday, […]