No help needed. Valery Panyushkin on the degradation of charity in Russia

I seriously believe that the destruction of independent charitable foundations is state policy. Thousands of small charitable organizations are knowingly replaced with big, governmental ones, like ‘Circle of Good’ and ‘Defenders of the Fatherland.’ The goal is simple – not to allow people to think that they themselves are able to solve their own problems, especially if they band together. To maintain in people the infantile belief that if anyone solves their problems, it will be the state.

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The Boring Test. Valery Panyushkin on the criteria for an effective politician

2 March 2024 By Valery Panyushkin Source: Spektr.press When addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg and speaking on how progressives can defeat Putin and end the war, Yulia Navalnaya used…

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A masterpiece of anachronism. Valery Panyushkin on the banned books list [Spektr.press]

25 February 2024 by Valery Panyushkin Source: Spektr.press  Had anyone told Netochka Nezvanova that she was a lesbian or Plato that he was gay, they would each have been very…

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An Ordinary Miracle. Valery Panyushkin on a beloved and dangerous national characteristic of Russians

26 January 2024 by Valery Panyushkin Source: Spektr.press  My almost seven-year-old son lost a tooth. This was the fifth tooth he’d lost, and each time the boy had put the…

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