Russia’s modern Slavophile-Westerniser debate
Analysis

Russia’s modern Slavophile-Westerniser debate

Russia’s search for an identity has been its dominant issue since the early eighteenth century. Vladimir Sarkisyants argues that the Kremlin-promoted idea of the unique ‘Orthodox civilisation’ could be viewed as an answer to two dilemmas. Domestically, it settles the lingering quest for identity; internationally, it is foundation for a more coherent Russian stance vis-à-vis … Continue reading