A Year Into the War, Russia Finally Has an Ideology

And it’s what keeps Putin in power.

Sergey Faldin 🇺🇦
7 min readMar 12

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Back in 2012, during the Bolotnaya protests — which I was too young to attend or understand — my father, then in his late thirties, joked that if the ‘fascists took over Moscow’ (how or why is not of importance here), he’d want to be on the beach somewhere in Asia, sip on his coconut with a straw, watch CNN show rows…

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Sergey Faldin 🇺🇦

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