August 20, 2014

Russia Is Trapped in 1991

Georgy Bovt, Moscow Times

The Associated Press

Today's Russia faces essentially the same challenge that the Soviet Union faced on the eve of its dissolution, and one that the coup of 1991 failed to meet. This challenge is the need to energize the country and its society. Having failed to find an acceptable response to this challenge within the cultural and political system that was formed when the Soviet Union fell, Russia and its citizens are now trying to find it in Crimea and the so-called "Novorossia" of eastern Ukraine.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia


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