Posts Tagged ‘ Boris Yeltsin ’

Can the West Stand Up to Putin?

Apr 28th, 2014 | By

Judy Dempsey April 28, 2014 Before Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its insidious invasion of Eastern Ukraine, the word “West” barely figured in European or American discourse. Russian President Vladimir Putin has revived the term. During the Cold War and its immediate aftermath, the idea of the West stood for the Euro-Atlantic structures of NATO…

Russian Elites and People Never Accepted Demise of USSR, Shelin Says

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

Paul Goble Staunton, April 2 – Neither Russian elites nor the Russian people accepted the demise of the USSR and occasionally signaled that throughout the Yeltsin period, according to commentator Sergey Shelin, but in every case, the West preferred not to take notice of that reality and only now with Vladimir Putin’s actions is being…