Friday, July 24, 2020
As Long as Russia Remains an Empire, Moscow will Be Repressive at Home and Aggressive Abroad, Eidman Says
Staunton, July 22 – As long as Russia remains an empire, Igor Eidman says, Moscow will be repressive at home and aggressive abroad, a reality that the people in Khabarovsk and elsewhere understand and why it is important to see that their opposition to the Kremlin is also opposition to the empire run from there.
“A single and indivisible Russia is needed above all by the ruling class: the bureaucracy, the siloviki and the oligarchs,” the Russian sociologist says. The power vertical works for them but can’t maintain either a legal state on the country’s territory or a decent standard of living for its people (kasparov.ru/material.php?id=5F17D4A371546). Read more