Russia Will Face an Existential Crisis

Alexei Navalny 2017: By Evgeny Feldman — This photo was taken with Canon EOS-1D X, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=116381344

Over the last six months, people have asked why there are no demonstrations against the war. Surely some people are against the war, right? There are, but this is far more about an ancient dynamic in the Russian psyche. This is the Tzar-Boyar dynamic, where Russians are lazy and need a strong man to lead them. It goes straight to the foundation legends of Russia, known as the Chronicles.

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Nadin Brzezinski

Nadin Brzezinski

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Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game. You can find me at CounterSocial, Mastodon and rarely FB