Russia: “European But Not Western?”

  title={Russia: “European But Not Western?”},
  author={N. Gvosdev},
Abstract The question whether Russia is part of the Western world has plagued Russian intellectuals and Western observers alike for the past two centuries. The question matters because where Russia “belongs” is part of a larger debate about how one differentiates between “the West” and “the Rest” given changes in the Western family of nations, and because of larger questions of geopolitical alignment. The Slavophile vs. Westernizer paradigm, which suggests that throughout Russia there are two… Expand
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  • Sociology, Medicine
  • European journal of population = Revue europeenne de demographie
  • 2009
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