Viktor Kogan-Yasny: Russia’s church tradition essentially rejects humanism

26 March 2022 A few thoughts, not drawn from books (from my Vkontakte feed) by Viktor Kogan-Yasny Russia’s church tradition, enveloped in Soviet education and a post-Soviet matrix of pronounced…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: There are people who hate freedom in all its forms, and freedom of choice in particular.

26 March 2022 Some Reflections by Viktor Kogan-Yasny There are people who hate freedom in all its forms, and freedom of choice in particular. For them, any choice is merely…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: The Donbas has been a bleeding wound in Ukraine and Europe as a whole for eight years of brutal violence

21 March 2022 by Viktor Kogan-Yasny The Donbas has been a bleeding wound in Ukraine and Europe as a whole for eight years of brutal violence. What has happened is…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: The West and the responsibility of all Russians for Russia’s sins

16 March 2022 by Viktor Kogan-Yasny, writer, political and civil society activist and commentator, advisor to the chair of the Yabloko party In Soviet times, the collective West proceeded from…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: Public opinion in a dictatorship: Crimea, the Constitution, etc.

16 March 2022 by Viktor Kogan-Yasny, writer, political and civil society activist and commentator, advisor to the chair of the Yabloko party Analysing surveys of public opinion in a dictatorship…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: “Doctor, you swear not like a miner, but like a shoemaker”

26 June 2021 by Viktor Kogan-Yasny In 1953, my parents lost the opportunity to live and work in Kharkov because of my grandfather’s arrest in the so-called 'Doctors’ Plot' (my…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: Even a very small event in US-Russian relations today looks like a breakthrough

27 June 2021 by Viktor Kogan-Yasny The question that came up in Geneva, for me, is a very real one. When tension grows, grows and grows, it becomes practically inevitable…

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