Senseless and Merciless: “The Russian World” – The Ideology of a Russian crusade

By Henry Jackson Society

For one section of Russian society, 2014 saw the triumphant reawakening of the Russian Empire as it “rebelled against the West”.

For another section, it was a year when the state shamed itself, perfidiously attacking a neighbour and menacing the rest of the world with nuclear weapons, de facto unleashing a civil war in someone else’s country and a cold war against dissident citizens in its own.

As the battle cry for this new “crusade” against its closest kin, and against the Western world that supported that neighbour, it was decided to dig out of the lumber room of history the notion of “the Russian World”.

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