The élites come to believe their narrative – forgetting that it was conceived as an illusion created to capture the imagination within their society.
On January 29, 2021, the Russian Direct Investment Fund applied for registration of the Sputnik V vaccine in the European Union. In January, Hungary became the first EU country to register the Russian vaccine joining dozens of other states across the world.
Borrell’s arrogance in presuming to come to Moscow to lecture on human rights is the real offense. Sergei Lavrov was eminently correct to give this attempt at humiliation short shrift.
The next 8 years will be a time for Russia to look inwards in order to project outwards, Tim Kirby writes.