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 on Andrei Sakharov: “I hope that young people today will respect Sakharov, and not just themselves.”

21 May 2021 Speech at a Yabloko event organised in honour of Andrei Sakharov, marking his centenary by Viktor Kogan-Yasny I apologise if this is a bit of an excursion…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: “We were mistaken when we thought that the Communist utopia had been defeated by the desire for development and responsibility, that globalism had prevailed over self-isolation and suspicion, adulthood over infantilism.”

1 December 2020 By Viktor Kogan-Yasny Russian history of the previous and current century has been marked by immaturity: the inability (and lack of need) to see that the world…

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