Russia has never had a state in the normal sense of the term and does not have one today, Aleksey Polikovsky argues; instead, it has been and remains far more like the chiefdoms that have existed in various nomadic societies, Dmitry Oreshkin says, an arrangement that requires expansion, can’t make progress and is doomed to…

via Russia lacks a state in the normal sense, Polikovsky and Oreshkin say — Euromaidan Press

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