Russia: Can an Empire Really be Liberal?


The first person to speak about a “liberal empire” was Anatolii Chubais, the privatization tsar of the 1990s. The idea was to ensure Russia’s leadership position outside of the EU and NATO. This was to come about through the political use of the energy weapon. And now it is happening. As the January agreement between the Russians and Ukrainians shows, and as east can now reveal in this exclusive report.