Putin’s archaic war: how will Russia's outlawed professional class return?
On 24 February, also in Russia everything changed. Putin’s war in Ukraine imposes an agenda on Russia that is deeply archaic. His war has also done away with any modern political debate in Russia. But one day Putin will disappear. Don't count on it, says Kadri Liik for the European Council on Foreign Relations, that the country will return to the central European path of democratisation. Russia will stick to its Sonderweg. And Europeans have to accept that.
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