Laura Engelstein: Russian History Gives the U.S. an Ominous Warning: Great Powers die and democracy easily withers

August 12, 2019 – Russia is often in the news these days – corrupt and repressive at home, aggressive and malevolent in relation to neighbors and rivals. Yet this Russia is heir to a country that shaped the twentieth century and had a formative impact on the cultural and political history of the modern world. […]

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