Category Archives: Russia

2012: Jiang Zemin When Soviet Union Collapsed

When the Soviet Union Collapsed: the Choice of Zhongnanhai 苏联解体时刻:中南海的抉择 来源:《思想理论动态参阅·文史参阅》2012年第45期 2021-03-01 作者:田毅,张恒,王晓 Keywords:  Source:《Thought and Theory Reference – Literature and History Reference》No.45, 2012 by Author: Yi Tian, Heng Zhang, Xiao Wang In April 1990, researcher Yu Shen made a special … Continue reading

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A Russian Perspective on PRC Party Power Struggles

Russian writer Oleg Grechenevsky rejected-in-Russia and now online book “Origins of Our “Democratic” Regime on KGB/Soviet/Russian power struggles. Judging by the rate Russian dissidents fall out of windows, plausible! Here I have used Google Translate to machine translate Grechenevsky’s discussion … Continue reading

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2022 Wang Xiaodong: Will the Wagner Group, Long Involved in Africa, Affect China’s Interests There?

A Suble Warning: Watch Out for Nazis Running Amok in Russia Here a well-known Chinese nationalist writer warns about the growing influence of Nazi ideology in Russia. He does it in a fairly subtle way, a way that Chinese writers … Continue reading

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2022: Russians Chasing Supposed Chinese Spies

Some Russian commentators on some less cheerful aspects of the “relationship without limits”. Even Putin has hard nationalist critics although I would have thought after Putin took Crimea they would have given him a pass. Last year some Russian nationalists … Continue reading

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Lenin Tales Machine Translated and Comparative Communism

Below is a DeepL machine translation of a chapter from The Other Lenin a 2006 book by the comtemporary Russian writer Alexander Alexandrovitch Maysuryan on a Russian language website dedicated to Vladimir Lenin (a website that even uses the old … Continue reading

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2022: Xi, Putin Statements on June 15, 2022 Conversation

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping seem to have publicly announced conversations about once every three months. From the Russian Presidential website: Telephone conversation with President of China Xi Jinping Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping … Continue reading

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2022: Lin Zhibo: The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and China’s Position

Professor Julian Ku of Hofstra University Law School mentioned this article on his Twitter account. A startling argument, I imagine by the same reasoning China should have surrendered to Japan when attacked in the 1930s and the Chinese people shouldn’t … Continue reading

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2022: Weibo: We Got Hong Kong Back, Why Not Vladivostok?

Perhaps hearing about Russian Empire revanchist claims to the Ukraine and perhaps even to Belarus, Kazhakstan and other lost brothers, some Chinese are mindful of their own. Why not get Vladivostok back? I saw this posting on Weibo social media … Continue reading

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Sino-Soviet Nuclear War Avoided: Chinese Accounts

I have seen references to the 1969 Sino-Soviet nuclear crisis in several sources, including Henry Kissinger’s memoir White House Years. Singapore Management University Law Professor Henry Gao, while discussing the US role in preventing a Sino-Soviet nuclear war in 1969 … Continue reading

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