Maria Lipman, Visiting Fellow, ECFR
Kadri Liik, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR
Russia has turned into a nationalist fortress under siege. The transformation of its perception of the West – from a model of development to evil incarnate – is a political story of almost a quarter century long; it is also inseparable from Moscow’s struggle to build a post-communist nation. What are the cultural implications of Russia's anti-Western stance? How has it affected public perceptions, the government’s cultural policy and the realm of culture and the arts?
Maria Lipman is exploring the conservative backlash in Russia and how this translates into foreign policy. She was until recently the editor-in-chief of the Pro et Contra journal, published by the Carnegie Moscow Center. Her most recent writing for ECFR has been on Russia’s economic options and its attitude to history.
Kadri Liik is Senior Policy Fellow at ECFR and editor of Russia’s Pivot to Eurasia.