It’ll be years before we know the true historical significance of events in Russia today, but it’s breathtaking to think we may be witnessing in real time the most significant geopolitical development in Europe since the Soviet bloc collapsed, or perhaps even the fall of Berlin.— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 24, 2023
The character of the Russian state didn’t change after the Tsar. It didn’t change after Russia re-emerged from the U.S.S.R. Culture has a way of being metaphorically genetic, and virtually unchangeable.
I harbor little hope that Russia will ever become anything but the authoritarian kleptocracy it essentially has always been, but a Ukrainian victory, should it result, could affect the political and military dynamics of Europe for decades to come …. https://t.co/g6I5cdanWC— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 24, 2023