Professor Tsygankov Comments on Putin's Russia

Thursday, December 04, 2014
INSTITUTE OF MODERN RUSSIA -- Russia’s concept of a “great power” is linked to its civilizational views and aspirations. As Andrei Tsygankov, a professor at San Francisco State University, pointed out, Russia’s official discourse has increasingly engaged the notion of civilization, especially during Putin’s third presidential term. According to Tsygankov, in addition to this civilizational focus, the ideology of Putin’s regime incorporates ideas of national unity, traditional values and sovereignty.