Putin’s Russia: Russian Mentality and Sophisticated Imperialism in Military Policies
Szénási, Lieutenant-Colonel Endre
- Publisher: Academia Militar
(issn: 1645-8826, eissn: 1645-8826)
Imperialism; Mentality; Russia; United States of America; West
According to my experiences, the Western world hopelessly fails to understand Russian mentality, or misinterprets it. During my analysis of the Russian way of thinking I devoted special attention to the examination of military mentality. I have connected the issue of the Russian way of thinking to the contemporary imperial policies of Putin’s Russia. I have also attempted to prove the level of sophistication of both. I hope that a better understanding of both the Russian mentality and imperialism could contribute to avoiding conceptual mistakes in many fields of Western-Russian relations.