A state of their own: Russian nationalism part II
Analysis

A state of their own: Russian nationalism part II

Part one of this article, published on Tuesday, focused on the origins and justifications of the Russian nationalist opposition. This part, also by Emma Rimpiläinen, looks at how the nationalist agenda could be interpreted, and how it could do more harm than good. The Interpretation As already mentioned earlier this week, the nationalists see the current … Continue reading

A state of their own: the Russian nationalist agenda
Analysis

A state of their own: the Russian nationalist agenda

With Russia’s main protest movement enfeebled and Vladimir Putin’s leadership apparently secure, opposition to the regime is growing more radical. In this article, Emma Rimpiläinen assesses the origins of Russian nationalism and their potency in today’s Russia. The Phenomenon  Many observers of Russian politics are familiar with the trend of intensifying Russian nationalism, embodied in President Putin’s … Continue reading

Ideology in the time of the Donbass war: “fascism” and “fascist anti-fascism”
Analysis

Ideology in the time of the Donbass war: “fascism” and “fascist anti-fascism”

The war that broke out in the Ukrainian eastern region of Donbass a year ago is being fought on multiple levels. In the stalemate, news reports can be mightier than kalashnikovs, so few actors are neglecting their propaganda efforts. Giovanni Cadioli explains why historical memory plays such a dominant role in the conflict, and particularly … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
News Summary

The Vostok Report

The news to 19 May 2013   Russia has defended its fulfilment of arms contract agreed with Syria before the outbreak of Civil War as US Officials heaped pressure with reports that Moscow had delivered advanced Yakhonts anti-ship missiles to the Damascus regime. Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov said Moscow’s weapons sales would “not in any way … Continue reading