History

How do you solve a problem like…. Russia?

June 1, 2011

So basically it boils down to this: On the one hand we should see Russia as part of larger European and international context; abolish the divisions into first, second and third worlds; and eschew explanations arguing for “Russian exceptionality”. On the other hand, we are to avoid European/American Centric interpretation and see things as they [...]

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Victory Day

May 29, 2010

It happens again. I am sitting on a couch and watching the Victory Day parade on the television. May 9th is the day when Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War (or WWII) has been commemorated since 1945. Everything is almost similar to the last I watched it as a Soviet child. Only that this [...]

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