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“A Former Superpower Coming Out of Hibernation: Today’s Russia in World Politics”
International Politics in Times of Change (2012)
  • Efstathios T. Fakiolas, University of Peloponnese
Abstract
Today’s Russian Federation is the legitimate successor to the former Soviet Union. The breakup of the latter, almost two years after the end of the Cold War following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the crumbling of the Warsaw Pact, did not drag the former into disintegration or demise. Despite the withdrawal from territories that had been under Soviet rule in the ‘near abroad’ and around the Soviet flag worldwide, and despite the Chechen secessionist movement, Moscow remained the glorious capital of a Russia that, while profoundly wounded in its greatness and international prestige, was nevertheless territorially united and nationally sovereign.
Keywords
  • Russia,
  • Great Power Rise,
  • Grand Strategy,
  • Security,
  • World Politics
Publication Date
2012
Editor
Nikolaos Tzifakis
Publisher
Springer
Series
The Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy Series on European and International Affairs
ISBN
978-3-642-21954-2
Citation Information
Efstathios T. Fakiolas. "“A Former Superpower Coming Out of Hibernation: Today’s Russia in World Politics”" BerlinInternational Politics in Times of Change (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/efstathios_fakiolas/26/