How the World Forgot About Russian Imperialism

Source: Foreign Policy
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“‘Russia’s nature as an imperial power is incontrovertible,’ Artem Shaipov and Yuliia Shaipova write. ‘So why has this fundamental, foundational fact about Russia been all but ignored in the West for so long, including among those who study and analyze the region?’ Shaipov and Shaipova suggest that the answer lies in the way Russian studies is taught in the West. But regardless of the reason, the war in Ukraine has sparked a newfound awareness of Russia’s imperial project, past and present. The essays below explore the nature of Russian imperialism and its relationship to the country’s latest war of conquest.” (03/12/23)