Russia

Russia: Friend or Foe?

By |2017-04-25T10:06:23-06:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Europe, Foreign Affairs, History, National Security, Politics, Russia|

Russia’s leaders are flawed, inclined toward violence, and covetous of power—but this doesn’t make them much different from the leaders of every other nation-state… On March 10, 2014, American ambassadors from across the globe descended on Washington for our annual conference: a few days to forget about the day-to-day hassles of running embassies and [...]

Putting Putin in Perspective

By |2016-08-03T21:39:42-06:00August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Pearce, Russia, Senior Contributors|

In these days of acrimonious political mud-slinging, there seems to be almost nothing upon which the radicals on the left and the reactionaries on the right can agree. There is, however, one thing on which both ends of the political spectrum are in absolute agreement, and that’s their univocal and unadulterated disdain for Russian [...]

What Should America Do at the NATO Summit?

By |2016-07-05T23:43:19-06:00July 5th, 2016|Categories: Foreign Affairs, Military, Politics, Russia, War|

Many of NATO’s anxious Eastern European members are hoping that the United States pledges permanent American boots on the ground during the Alliance’s upcoming summit in Warsaw, Poland. The Eastern European’ anxiety is understandable given not only the current crisis in Ukraine, but their long history of troubles with Russia. Yet this very history breeds [...]

Beauty and the Enlivening of the Russian Literary Imagination

By |2019-07-16T21:15:41-06:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Beauty, Christendom, Featured, Glenn Davis, Russia, Timeless Essays, Truth, Virtue|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Glenn Davis as he discusses Fyodor Dostoevsky and the concept that “beauty will save the world.” —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher Readers of The Imaginative Conservative know well the phrase “beauty will save the world.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn borrowed it from Fyodor [...]

Anti-Putin Liberal Losers and Historical Folly

By |2019-06-06T10:42:59-06:00December 11th, 2015|Categories: Featured, History, Leadership, Poland, Politics, Russia|

Poland’s foremost liberal thinker Adam Michnik, has been known to quote the XIXth century Russian liberal Alexander Hercen’’s attacks against Tsar Nicholas I while accusing President Vladimir Putin of the sort of despotism that Hercen saw in the Tsar. Mr. Michnik and Poland’s foremost conservative patriot, Henryk Krzeczkowski, both wrote fascinating reflections about Russian [...]

Is NATO Necessary Now?

By |2015-12-11T14:01:35-06:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Europe, Foreign Affairs, Middle East, Pat Buchanan, Russia, War|

Recently, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosted a spirited discussion with Donald Trump on whether he was right in asserting that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated as the towers came down on 9/11. About Muslim celebrations in Berlin, however, there appears to be no doubt. In my chapter “Eurabia,” in State of Emergency: The Third World [...]

Religious Imagination & the Republican Tsar, Alexander I

By |2015-11-28T12:45:30-06:00November 27th, 2015|Categories: Europe, History, Poland, Politics, Russia|

When Prince Adam Czartoryski of Poland found himself a prisoner of the Russian Tsar, Catherine the Great, following the failure of the Polish uprising of 1794 of which his family—previously sympathetic to Russia— had been a part, he befriended Catherine’s grandson, Alexander, then being groomed to one day follow in Catherine’s footsteps. During one [...]

The Ukraine Question & the Coming Armageddon

By |2019-08-27T13:43:51-06:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: History, Poland, Russia|

From the translator: It is worth noting that this monumentally grim recollection on Ukrainians and Polish statehood, written by Major Henryk Krzeczkowski, begins from the plain statement that there exists a deep hatred of Poles by the Rus people who are now called “Ukrainians” and that democracy was introduced in the region that would [...]

The Foreign Policy Wisdom of Vladimir Putin

By |2015-11-20T16:22:49-06:00October 21st, 2015|Categories: Foreign Affairs, Middle East, Nationalism, Russia, War|

“Do you realize now what you have done?” So Vladimir Putin in his U.N. address summarized his indictment of a U.S. foreign policy that has produced a series of disasters in the Middle East that we did not need the Russian leader to describe for us. Fourteen years after we invaded Afghanistan, Afghan troops [...]

Demolishing Myths About Communism

By |2019-05-16T12:53:11-06:00September 25th, 2015|Categories: Communism, Featured, Russia|

Robert Conquest, a historian whose landmark studies of the Stalinist purges and the Ukraine famine of the 1930s documented the horrors perpetrated by the Soviet regime against its own citizens, has died at 98, having outlived the Soviet Union—which came into being in the year of his birth, 1917—and which he helped to bring [...]

Russian Intrigue: Déjà vu All Over Again

By |2015-09-03T15:54:54-06:00September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Books, England, History, Russia, Stephen Masty, War|

Britannia & the Bear: The Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars 1917-1929, by Victor Madeira (The Boydell Press, UK) Another cache of secret documents may not make forgotten history timelier than this. Modern asymmetrical confrontation truly began after 1914-1918, chiefly between Great Britain and what soon became the Soviet Union. While American troops tipped the balance and sailed [...]

Thinking About Russia

By |2015-08-26T23:19:47-06:00August 26th, 2015|Categories: History, Poland, Russia|

Editor’s Note: This essay was written by Roman Dmowski in 1937 and translated by Peter Strzelecki Rieth. Roman Dmowski is the Founding Father of the II Republic of Poland and the originator and principal political philosopher of Polish nationalism. In this brief work, my aim is to clearly elaborate upon the most important aspects of our [...]

Poland’s New President & The Enemy of My Enemy

By |2015-08-21T12:21:26-06:00August 20th, 2015|Categories: Poland, Politics, Russia|

Andrzej Duda Will Poland’s new President, Andrzej Duda, come to a practical appreciation of the fact that the Western enemies of the “dictatorship” of Vladimir Putin are screaming with equal alarm about the “fascism” overtaking Hungary and the “anti-democratic” character of the vision of the dearly-departed former Polish President, Lech Kaczyński, of [...]