Seldom in European history has an invading power so exaggerated its own strength, and underestimated that of its enemy to the degree that Russia did when it attacked Ukraine on 24 February. Ten months after President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian army to conquer Ukraine, the tragic absurdity of his giant blunder remains staggering.
By Eric Werker, Simon Fraser University | – (The Conversation) – To justify invading Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has painted Russia …
We reposted a short essay on Russia, the modern transition, and Russian retardation with respect to the era change beginning in the early modern. The eonic model, whatever the reservations of some readers and historians faithfully reflects the plight of Russia which missed most of the effects of the modern transition. Continue reading ” The Russian dream fades away: the monumental stupidity of Putin and his geopolitical fantasy…”
Overnight shelling cut power to Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, which needs cooling to avoid a meltdown, forcing it to switch to emergency generators, Ukraine’s state nuclear company and the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Saturday.