Anna Gomboeva

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Articles by Anna Gomboeva

Russian Liberals and the Kremlin: Racism and Colonialism as Common Ground, Part II

Despite their conflicting interests and ideologies, every political affiliation across post-Soviet Europe blamed Russian war crimes on the Asian “other.”

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Russian Liberals and the Kremlin: Racism and Colonialism as Common Ground, Part I

Russian liberals present themselves as “civilized Europeans” who would like to fix the “backward Asianness” of Russia. By drawing such Orientalist distinctions, these figures justify the existing colonial economic relationship between the wealthy “European” metropole and its impoverished, “Asiatic” provinces.

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