Streetwise Professor

November 13, 2008

The Third Rome

Filed under: Politics,Russia — The Professor @ 3:35 pm

Russia as the successor to Byzantium is an enduring motif in Russian thought.   Given the bizarre machinations and maneuvers going on in Moscow I am tempted to say that Russia has indeed inherited the Byzantine legacy.   It is passing strange to see so much time and effort devoted to unnecessary constitutional “reforms” in the midst of an existential economic crisis.

I don’t practice Kremlinology (not being practiced in occult arts),   but the fact that it is needed speaks volumes about post-Soviet Russia.

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