The Russian elite during Vladimir Putin's inauguration

The Right to Oxygen. Part IV

For the entire post-Soviet elite, the idea of Russia merging with the West is super-valuable in nature. This is partially due to a complex of guilt. This complex is especially strong in those who have to somehow combine their ambition and patriotism with justifying the breakup of the Soviet Union and the collapse of the Soviet project. Another part of the elite wants to dissolve Russia once again in order to merge the dissolved parts of Russia with the West at any cost.

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