Saturday, May 13, 2006

1946 and 2006

In Kommersant, Andrei Illarionov considers that, just as in 1946, it is Moscow that is aiming to distance itself from the West. The analogy drawn by Illarionov between the strategic co-operation of the World War II allies in the 1940s and the "strategic alliance" of Russia and the West in the aftermath of September 11 2001 may seem far-fetched to some, but Illarionov makes an interesting argument. The original Russian-language article of the article is much more comprehensive and ramified than the English summary.
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