It took two pages. TWO PAGES.

I attempted to read Not By Bread Alone: Russian Foreign Policy Under Putin by Robert Nalbandov today…

The Soviet Union did not die in 1991: It lapsed into a quarter-century-long lethargy and was awakened by Putin’s calls for the Russkii Mir (Russian World), a thinly veiled reference to the Pax Romana by the Roman emperor Octavian Augustus in 27 BC…In the case of Putin’s Russian world, we see the attempt to violate the regional and possible worldwide pax with the purpose of bringing narrow mundus to a single dominant ethnic group: the Russians. (p. 2)

ты шутишь

Attempted.

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6 comments

  1. “Analysis” and writing on Russia in the West seems to be the one area where one can just say whatever crazy thing they want and get away with it. I think most of these people must be frustrated fiction writers.

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    • But one mustn’t forget to put copious ‘probablys’ in their work so that one’s blanket assertions and weak research don’t get called out for being just that! (It’ll probably work.)
      Nalbandov’s an assistant professor of political science at Utah State University. I’d expect better from a professor. However, I might continue reading ‘Not by Bread Alone’ since I’m curious as to how he’ll back his thesis up.

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  2. “The Soviet Union did not die in 1991: It lapsed into a quarter-century-long lethargy and was awakened by Putin’s calls for the Russkii Mir”

    Yis! Is of true! Putin (probably) trying to ressurect the Soviet-Russian Empire. We have no proof, but all handshakable people MUST believe us (probably).

    Besides – just look at this perfidy! The much dreaded “Russkii Mir” is already in the Netherlands (probably):

    Only Positive Lustrations, Official Russophobia and the blind adherence to the Invisible Hand of Market can save the Western Civilization now.

    [All who dares to disagree with this impartial analysis is Kremlenite agent. Probably]

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