George Monastiriakos: The only way to save Russia is to dismantle it:

β€œTo be clear: The Russian Federation is the third iteration of the Russian Empire. Spanning 11 time zones and comprising hundreds of ethnically, linguistically, religiously, and culturally distinct societies ruled by, from, and for the benefit of a small circle of kleptocrats primarily based in Saint Petersburg and Moscow, the Russian state has been unviable for centuries. Like empires of old, the only way to save Russia from itself is to dismantle it,β€œ writes George Monastiriakos, a fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security, in his recent op-ed.

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