At the origins of liberal centrism in Russia in the early twentieth century.
The article traces the origins of the centrist trend in Russian liberalism in the early 20th century.
The author analyzes the views and activities of some leaders of this trend throughout the years
1860–1905. The conclusion is substantiated that the process of formation of the liberal center
has accelerated since the end of the 19th century.
liberal centrism; "Vestnik Evropy"; "Russkie vedomosti"; M.M.Stasyulevich;
K.K.Arsenyev; D.V.Stasov; A.S.Posnikov; I.I.Ivanyukov.
Ten American Myths about Russia
American views of post-Soviet Russia have swung from one extreme to another over the last decade: from enthusiasm about an overnight transformation to pessimism about an unchangeable country; from libera democratic universalism to stigmatization of a unique, non-Western culture; from optimism about international cooperation to demonization of Russian opposition to U.S. policies and then back to near-euphoria about an alliance against terrorism. To move beyond such pendular swings and stabilize American-Russian relations, Americans need to abandon teleological assumptions about Russia’s future and Russia should avoid steps that reinforce negative American stereotypes.