Russia is a failure of the West

Western diplomats, experts, and journalists watched silently by as Russia turned into the only country in Europe which will never have democracy, writes Aleksandr Goltz in Yezhednevny Zhurnal. The West has taken for granted the notion that Russia’s influence on the world stage is growing and that Russians prefer stability to rights and freedoms. Russia has thus been condemned to a category of states that the West does not regard as equal partners. This is the main result of Putin’s foreign policy. .

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