NI Online's Continuing Russia Coverage

December 12, 2007 Topic: Domestic PoliticsElectionsPolitics Region: RussiaEurasia

NI Online's Continuing Russia Coverage

Six Russia-watchers weigh in on the Russian elections, the internal state of the country, and Vladimir Putin's nomination of a successor.

Last, by recognizing that a fascist Russia will not long remain fascist. Sooner rather than later, fascist Russia will break down. The choice before the world may be whether that breakdown occurs as a result of the internal systemic weaknesses of all fascist systems or as a result of aggression and overreach. The former would obviously be the preferable scenario-but it will happen only if Russia's non-Russian neighbors remain secure and stable, and never become modern-day versions of pre-World War II Czechoslovakia or Austria.

 

 

Alexander J. Motyl is a professor of political science at Rutgers University-Newark.