Russian messianism: third Rome, revolution, communism and after.



Russian Monarchy Representation and Rule (Review)
Pamir Dietrich, Ayşe (2017-07-01)
Russian foreign policy and the discourse of eurasianism rhetoric versus reality
Akgül, Esra; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of Eurasian Studies (2005)
This thesis aims to examine the evolution of the discourse of Eurasianism and its impact on the formulation and implementation of post-Soviet Russian foreign policy. The thesis argues that both of Russia̕s post-Soviet leaders: Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin have used the discourse of neo-Eurasianism pragmatically whenever it suited Russia̕s interests. Moscow ignored this discourse when its foreign policy interests contradicted with the main tenets of this ideology. The thesis has five chapters. Following ...
Russian-Syrian relations since the Arab spring: a strong alliance
Şen, Ayça Hüma; Tür Küçükkaya, Özlem; Department of Middle East Studies (2020)
This thesis analyzes the relations between Russia and Syria since the Arab Spring within the framework of small state foreign policy behavior and alliance formation mechanism built upon by Syria. By doing so, historical background of the relations, major challenges, vulnerabilities as well as strenghts were pointed out within the prism of Russian-Syrian relations in the region and its regional and international effects and consequences tried to be evaluated under a Russian-Syrian alliance.
Russian-Chinese relations and Northeast Asian security: 1991-2009
Yurdakul, Derya; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of Eurasian Studies (2009)
This thesis aims at discussing the nature of relations between Russia and China and the Northeast Asian security during the post-Soviet era. The research question is whether Russia and Northeast Asian countries still pursue ideological policies after post-Cold War era. In this respect, the thesis argues that these countries act pragmatically instead of ideologically in the post-Cold War era. This has resulted in a rapprochement between communist China and post-Soviet Russia in the post-Soviet era. Moreover,...
Russian nationalism and Moscow's violations of human rights in the Second Chechen War
Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat (2001-12-01)
Conclusion: The use of nationalist discourse in the second Chechen War and the Russian violations of human rights have reconfigured Russian politics along a more nationalist direction. Certainly, this is a setback to Russia's democratic transition process, which has been already complicated by pragmatic politicians seeking to maximize their power and wealth at the expense of masses. In the initial stage of the post-Soviet transition in Russia, the rhetoric of the international community held that Russia nee...
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O. F. Tanrısever, “Russian messianism: third Rome, revolution, communism and after.,” INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, pp. 210–211, 2003, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: