East or West? Russia's Identity Crisis in Foreign Policy
East or West? Russia's Identity Crisis in Foreign Policy. Andrei Piontkovsky.The break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991 was a geopolitical earthquake that redrew the map of Europe and Central Asia. In his state-of-the-nation address, in April 2005, Russia's President Vladimir Putin went so far as to describe it as the 'biggest geopolitical catastrophe of the twentieth century'.
By Foreign Policy Centre, UK.