Search: Russophobia (4 materials)

The Butina Case: The Americans Send a Signal

The arrest of Russian national Maria Butina in Washington is a significant blow for Russia–U.S. relations The arrest of Russian national Maria Butina in Washington is a significant blow for Russia–U.S. relations. It goes well beyond official diplomacy. The Americans are sending a signal to Russia that any Russian citizen dealing with the United States may very well end up behind bars, that their email and social media posts may be used against them, and that they should be quiet, avoid meetings...


How do We Get Out of the Chelyabinsk Disco?

The U.S.-Russia conflict is like a teenage fight. When should we stop the fight with no winners? “If you leave the Chelyabinsk Disco late in the evening, throw your head back and stare silently into the boundless starry sky—your nose will stop bleeding." This old Soviet joke perhaps best describes the atmosphere in which the discussion of U.S.–Russia relations is taking place today. Any kind of rational approach to the issue is almost impossible. It is the same as discussing the nuances of...


Can Historical Memory Bring Us Peace and Quiet?

... the majority of people living on the planet today do not have direct memory of the Second World War. This is where universal and national historical memory should come in to save the day. We cannot keep silent about the dangers of this new wave of Russophobia, which has been drummed up by the United States and its obedient lap dogs in the European Union. The West has been afflicted with this illness for over a century. And while it may have fluctuated over the years depending on the political, ...


The claim of russophobia and what’s actually funny about #SochiProblems

With the intense Twitter activity of Western journalists, the gaffes at the Sochi Olympics have reached all of us. And people are certainly not happy about it in Russia, where it is common to denounce criticism coming from the West as russophobia. It is of course widely so elsewhere in the world, too: authoritarian-leaning governments tend to present attacks on them as attacks against the nation or any other common value. Yet it is always worth challenging this narrative, and especially ...


Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
For business
For researchers
For students