(Publication) Russia has not been static, monolithic and uniform. Russia’s economy has grown to become the six largest in the world, fuelling a corresponding rise in its ambitions. Russia’s desire to build a Eurasian Union around itself is a captivating puzzle for political scientists and everyone interested in current international developments. Domestic processes in Russia are also constantly changing, whatever is our opinion of these developments. The long-time search for a “national ideology” in Russia is finally taking shape around the idea of the nation state aspiring to become a regional power with a solid internal structure, stressing conservative and traditional values. However, in experts’ assessment – and this applies to a far wider circle than the authors of this book – the country is muddling through towards an uncertain future. […]
"Russian Federation 2014: Short-Term Prognosis"
Edited by Viacheslav Morozov and Karmo Tuur
(Tartu: University Press of Estonia, January 2014)
With contributions from Ivan Kurilla, Andrey Makarychev, Sergei Minasyan, Viacheslav Morozov,|
Stanislav Tkachenko, Mikhail Troitskiy, Anar Valiyev, and Sufian Zhemukhov.