Russia’s Summer of Idealism

In an opinion editorial in The New York Times, Sasha Senderovich, a visiting assistant professor of Russian and East European studies at Lafayette College, contends that a summer of idealism is blossoming in Russia. A pervasive cynicism about communal action that took hold after the Soviet state and its professed collective ethos collapsed may be making way for a new sensibility - the idea that citizens can organise, be responsible for one another, and ultimately have an effect on how Russia governs itself.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012