Interviews

Interviews Poland Russia

“I believe in rational dialogue between Russia and Poland”, Sergey Markov on Myśl Polska

This interview originally appeared on Myśl Polska. You can find it here.  Myśl Polska: You have recently expressed the opinion that we cannot succumb to hatred in Polish-Russian relations. Why such an appeal? Sergey Markov: Because of a few reasons. First of all, I am generally a supporter of peace in favour of a humanistic […]

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History Interviews Russia

«Призрак страшной России – это часть западной культуры» – интервью с кембриджским профессором Марком Б. Смитом

Марк Б. Смит – профессор истории в Кембридже и специализируется на истории Советского Союза. Он ведет блог beyondthekremlin.com. Его последняя книга называется «Российская обеспокоенность Запада и то, как история может ее разрешить» была опубликована Алленом Лейном/Пингвин в 2019 году. Книгу на Amazon можно найти здесь. Восток и Запад: кажется, что это было давным-давно, но это […]

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Interviews

“History is far from over” – interview with Oğuzhan Göksel

East & West: As you mention in one of your scientific papers, anti-Westernism in generally regarded as a manifestation of fanaticism, of backward, sometimes even barbarous forces, a resistance movement against the natural course of history. Why do you think anti-Westernism has a legitimate foundation? Oğuzhan Göksel: The thinkers who perceive anti-Westernism as backward and […]

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Europe Interviews

“Contemporary Western liberalism is not liberal at all”, interview with Prof. Wojciech Roszkowski

Wojciech Roszkowski is a Polish economic historian, professor and former member of the European Parliament. His latest book, published in 2018 (in Polish), is called: Roztrzaskane lustro. Upadek cywilizacji zachodniej (“Broken mirror: the decline of Western civilization”). You can find the book here. East & West: Dear Prof. Roszkowski, to many people in Europe and […]

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Interviews Journalism Politics

“The socialism doesn’t work narrative is wildly distorted and simplistic”

Interview with Alan MacLeod on Venezuela Dr Alan MacLeod is a member of the Glasgow University Media Group. His is the author of “Bad News From Venezuela: Twenty Years of Fake News and Misreporting”, published by Routledge in 2018. You can find the book here (Amazon US) and here (Amazon UK). East & West: You […]

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Interviews Ukraine

«Освещение убийств на Майдане СМИ на Западе – грубое искажение» Интервью с Иваном Качановским

English version Иван Качановский – политолог, профессор Оттавского университета Восток и запад: Массовые расстрелы 20 февраля 2014 года, ровно 5 лет назад, стали кульминацией восстания на Майдане. На следующий день Янукович оставил пост президента. Распространенной версией является то, что это правительственные снайперы стреляли в протестующих. Некоторые даже утверждали, что снайперы из России. Каковы же ваши […]

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Interviews Ukraine

“Coverage of the Maidan massacre by the media is gross misrepresentation”, says Prof. Ivan Katchanovski

Русская версия Ivan Katchanovski teaches at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. He was Visiting Scholar at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. Ivan Katchanovski is the author, among other things, of Cleft Countries: Regional Political Divisions and Cultures in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Moldova and co-author of […]

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Geopolitics History Interviews

«Я понятия не имею, что означают термины Восток и Запад», – интервью с профессором Питером Франкопаном

Питер Франкопан – профессор мировой истории в Вустерском колледже Оксфордского университета. Его последняя книга – «Новый шелковый путь: настоящее и будущее мира», опубликованная издательством Bloomsbury. «Новый шелковый путь» на amazon.com и на amazon.co.uk. Восток и Запад: когда закончилась холодная война, люди думали, что весь мир станет «как Запад». Многие по-прежнему считают, что глобализация означает, что […]

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Books History Interviews

“I have no idea what the terms East and West mean”, interview with Prof. Peter Frankopan

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Worcester College, University of Oxford. His latest book is “The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World”, published by Bloomsbury. The New Silk Roads on amazon.com and on amazon.co.uk. East&West: When the Cold War ended, people thought the whole world was going to become […]

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“Open borders long term will destroy us”, interview with UK social worker

Today we talk to Andrew Miller*, a social worker from East Anglia. East & West: The news today is that 24 refugees in Liverpool were found by the Liverpool council to be significantly older than their stated age. What is your experience, is this a common problem? Andrew Miller: This is a very common problem […]

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Interviews Journalism Russia

“In Hollywood films, Russians are villains, gangsters, mafia bosses, corrupt oligarchs or prostitutes”, interview on Russophobia with Dominic Basulto

East & West: You have written a book called “Russophobia” on how Western media uses Russia to create the picture of an enemy (you can find the book here). How do you explain this phenomenon in a few sentences? Because these people, journalists and other media experts, generally are not exactly the picture of modesty […]

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Interviews Politics

“There is no way out of the crisis for Europe” Interview with Peter Hitchens

  East & West: Mr Hitchens, you have called the European Union “a continuation of German by other means”. How did it come to this? Peter Hitchens: It was always its purpose. The ‘preventing peace’ claim it ceaselessly makes is an admission of this. Germany, by nature of its size, position and wealth, is bound […]

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