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

What’s so evil about Vladimir Putin?
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What’s so evil about Vladimir Putin?

Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens recently challenged the Oxford University International Relations Society with this provocative question. Paul Hansbury comments on Hitchens’ talk. On a balmy spring evening, Peter Hitchens attracted a full house to the basement lecture theatre at Exeter College. The event had been advertised on noticeboards around the University with a … Continue reading