Month: October 2014

Ukraine’s Collapsing Economy

With the ceasefire now in its fourth week, Ukraine commentators are shifting their attention from the military state of affairs to the economic. If the battlefield is largely quiescent, the same cannot be said for the economy, which is in a tailspin. Leading member of the Ukrainian socialist movement Borot’ba […]

Forged in War

The White émigré Ivan Solonevich (1891-1953), author of Popular Monarchy (link in Russian), saw firsthand how the “moderate” ideology of liberalism led to national collapse, revolution and tyranny in Russia in the aftermath of the First World War. An agent of the White underground and Soviet prison camp escapee, Solonevich knew monarchical […]

Two sides to every chessboard

As never before since the dissolution of the USSR the very real, deep and elemental differences between the way Russia thinks and sees things, and the way the West looks at the same things and interprets them—are coming out in very vivid detail. Most of all the way Russia and […]