TITLE

RUSSIA AND EUROPE

AUTHOR(S)
Brzezinski, Zbigniew
PUB. DATE
April 1964
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Apr1964, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p428
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Soviet attitude toward the development of European unity has been ambivalent in both politics and economics. This article discusses the susceptibility of Russia to the attraction of Europe. In the past, there was arrogant talk of Moscow being the third Rome, then of its being the source of a new and universal ideology. On the other hand, there was a deep-seated sense of inferiority to the West and a desire to imitate it. The author discusses the efforts of Russian Communists in combining the sense of superiority with a drive to erase the inferiority. By narrowing the technical, economic and cultural gap between Europe and Russia, the Soviet leaders have created the possibility of a relationship that is equal and honorable to both.
ACCESSION #
14713994

 

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