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The Otherness of Eurasia

Eugene Chausovsky
Senior Eurasia Analyst, Stratfor
Jul 19, 2015 | 13:02 GMT
A lone figure picks their way through the ethereal frosted landscape of Novosibirsk, Russia. Russia has always struggled with the idea of Eurasia, geographically and culturally.
A lone figure picks their way through the ethereal frosted landscape of Novosibirsk, Russia.
(VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Because Russia has no real physical barriers against Europe or Asia, these areas -- the European borderlands of Eastern and Central Europe, the Asian borderlands of the Caucasus, Central Asia and Siberia -- are the spaces it naturally must fill when it is strong and abandon when it is weak....

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