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The clandestine Soviet Union
By Victor Yasmann
Nationalist revanchism has been gaining momentum in recent years among various political groups in Russia and has been greeted with some sympathy from the Kremlin. In the past, this sentiment has taken the form of open calls for the restoration of the Soviet Union, but recently a more provocative set of ideas have been making the rounds in Russia.
Maksim Kalashnikov, author of The Broken Sword of Empire (1998) and Battle for the Heavens (2000) - books that glorified Soviet militarism and earned him the moniker "Russia's Tom Clancy" - gave new impetus to the revanchist movement with the 2003 publication of Forward to the USSR-2, a book that is subtitled The National Idea or the Direction of the Main Offensive. Kalashnikov's real name is Vladimir Kucherenko, and he is a former deputy editor of the online magazine Stringer and a journalist for Rossiiskaya gazeta. Forward to the USSR-2 has gone through several editions over the past 18 months and its popularity has become widespread.
Originally posted by 1halucinogen1
Russia is one of the countries that will never quite make it.
Originally posted by drfunk
yeah it's true US ppl think that the Russians are incompetent and are a third world nation due to their propagandist government and media gloating over their "victory" in the cold war. The Russians are sneaky and they sure do have dominance over the CIS countries. Do you think NATO would interfere if Russia decided to have a conflict with Georgia? they wouldn't dare coz they know it's Russia's backyard.
Russia may be a democracy now but the ppl runnin the show are still sneaky and smart.