Maria Lipman


Former editor-in-chief, Pro et Contra, Carnegie Moscow Center

Guest, Russia in Global Dialogue
(November 2014)


The Kremlin’s New Ideology: Forceful but Fuzzy

The ideology of Putin’s regime can be described both by what it articulates or implies, and by what it avoids or omits. For example, it proclaims Russia’s greatness and emphasizes the perception of the West as a hostile force. Russia’s “special path” is its major tenet, but the nature of this “special path” is left vague.
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