CrossTalk: Imagining Russia (EXTENDED VERSION)
CrossTalk has travelled to Sochi to attend Valdai Discussion club. On this edition of the program we discuss Russophobia and its impact on U.S.-Russia relations. CrossTalking with Dominic Lieven, William Wohlforth, and Dmitry Suslov.
That was a joy to listen to. Definitely one of the best CrossTalk shows ever.
Outstanding guests. Respectful, well informed, well-spoken, without that annoying smartass kind of talk I’ve witnessed so often. The Russian guy speaks excellent English.
The more natural environment is so much better.
Much appreciated. Thanks, RT.
When the Warsaw Pact collapsed, NATO was not disbanded, when it should have been. It was kept in existence. Why ? The Western elites came to the conclusion that since the Soviet Union broke up, that the same fate would await the Russian Federation. Once the Russian Federation broke up, NATO would march in to introduce “democracy” and “human rights” and place all Russian nuclear installations under it’s control and in the process open up Siberia and the Caspian region to Western corporations and banks for plundering. It did not come to this. On the contrary, Russia is on the rise and in conjunction with China and others is creating the Eurasian Economic Union. And the West ? The US is facing a huge foreign and domestic debt, and both the US and the EU are printing currencies backed by nothing. The EU is also looking into dissolution, which will inevitably happen. And the Western elites ? They are engaged in Russophobia, as now they don’t know what to do. Well, they better come down to earth and accept reality. Russia is here to stay, in its present form.
the middle guy is a BOOR — why shouldn’t eastern countries be allowed to have a personal leader?
Why should it be – and I actually have heard that the whole reason for the hatred of Russia pre- WW1 – is because they have a ‘theocracy’ —
so what ?
this Crosstalk is like the ones from a few years ago – unbearable – no offense to dear Peter – its his guests that can’t be watched without unpleasant emotions.