Russian Sonderweg. Is understanding Russia’s “Special Path” key to improving EU-Russia relations?

EU-Russia relations appear to have reached an all time low. A consistent problem that only seems to increase tensions is the fact that Western media neither pay attention to, nor seek to understand Russia’s incredibly complicated identity. An identity that … Continue reading Russian Sonderweg. Is understanding Russia’s “Special Path” key to improving EU-Russia relations?

Belarus's fake state and the memes

Humour à la Belarus – a fake state going viral in Lukashenko’s post-Soviet autocracy

If one would ask most westerners about the state of Belarusian-Russian relations, chances are high that people would reply, “Belarus…isn’t that Russia’s little Slavic brother?” And one could hardly blame them; Belarus’ path of self-isolation has made it incredibly hard … Continue reading Humour à la Belarus – a fake state going viral in Lukashenko’s post-Soviet autocracy