Ever heard of the Russian memorial to 9/11?

No, I hadn’t either until it was drawn to my attention by a friend who is a former communist in the context of his argument that in the West we should cease to see Russia in old Cold War terms. You can check out the memorial here. It is an impressive piece of work and a generous gesture to the American people.

So does Russia no longer harbour intentions to extend its territorial influence and control? I was at a social evening yesterday evening hosted by very good friends who have just returned from a trip to Georgia. Most Georgians are unconvinced that the new Russia has no territorial ambitions, especially in relation to the Caucasus region.


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