Russia: A view from an “open society”. Interview with Chatham House Expert

07.10.2018, Warsaw.

The Annual OSCE Human Dimension meeting was held in Warsaw September 10-21. Around 1,800 government representatives, human rights activists, and experts attended this meeting. Rossa Primavera News Agency’s German correspondent Tony Siewert, who took part in the meeting, met with Orysia Lutsevych, the manager of Ukrainian forum at Chatham House, to discuss civil society issues in Russia and Europe.
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The spectre of totalitarianism, or “Protection” for children and women

19.09.2018, Warsaw.

Spain left dictatorship behind long ago, but its seeds are sprouting through under full-fledged “democracy”. Genuine institutional violence against women has become a widespread practice, with a certain stereotype again being forced through the judiciary system, the state apparatus, and though social services, using false and manipulative reports in absolutely inhumane trials. Contine reading

Gender ideology and the undermining of the institution of the family

19.09.2018, Warsaw.

Acknowledgement:

I would like to begin by thanking the All-Russian Parents’ Resistance Organization for the invitation to this round table discussion, since I strongly believe that it is important to start discussing gender policy in light of national and legal security. Contine reading

Understanding the cultural effect of identity politics on national security

19.09.2018, Warsaw.

The changes happening in the world, which are fueled by the exponential growth of technology, lead to a constant increase of complexity. And the more complex the world becomes, the more important the role of national security becomes, since it alleviates fear among the general population, and it provides a framework to achieve long-term goals. In such situations, fostering a sense of security among the general population cannot just be reduced to having a strong military or a robust government. In fact, the rise of right-wing populism despite a situation of economic growth, in Germany or Austria for example, shows that having a stable economy and government is not nearly enough. Culture itself becomes a political factor. The cultural environment not only shapes “the incentives for different kinds of state behavior but also the basic character of states – state ‘identity’” (Katzenstein 1996). Hence the analysis of the cultural environment becomes increasingly important in defining national security. This is even more pressing during our times of global uncertainty and increasing global instability. Contine reading

A new word in anti-Russian hysteria: Russia’s secret ideology and the almighty agents of the KGB

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 “Whispered codes” – feel the sinister security agency style of Putin’s policies… Evil KGB officers hiding the true reasons behind their actions not only from the common people, but even from uninformed members of the elite! Contine reading

Sergey Kurginyan’s speech on the Centennial of the Great October Socialist Revolution

November 7, 2017.

When the course of events began, that gave rise to the Great October Socialist Revolution, the victory in the Great Patriotic War, spaceflight, and many other things, there were much fewer people who initiated the chain of successive events. Contine reading

Did the Bolsheviks Overthrow the Tsar?

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An unrestrained bacchanalia, а certain sadism of power exercised by the government officials appointed one after another by Rasputin, led to a situation in which by the beginning of 1917 the Tsarist government was unable to count on the support of any political party, social class, or estate.  Everyone considered it to be an enemy of the people.”

General Anton Ivanovich Denikin
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Ukrainism: Who constructed it and why? An overview of the scientific-practical conference

24.10.2017, Russia.

This is the translation of the series of the presentations’ summaries of the scientific-practical conference “Ukrainism: Who constructed it and why”. The conference was held in Moscow on October 11 and 12. It was organized by Essence of Time social movement and Experimental Creative Centre International Public Foundation. Contine reading