The intensification of discussions on the expansion of the BRICS and SCO that occurred after February 24 is also a manifestation of this. We have already noted earlier that it is precisely this distancing of the Non-West from the West that has become the real success of Russia in global politics within the framework of the new reality, to a large extent the fruit of its diplomatic efforts and the promotion of alternative value narratives in previous years
. Also within the Western countries, after the shock of the very first months of the conflict, voices in support of neutrality and non-alignment became more and more
But between the position of equidistance and open revisionism towards the West, there is also, of course, a red line. One of the key questions of the new reality is what the limits are for revisionism. Are there any countries now that are ready to follow the path of Russia and transform the ordinary rebellion against the West and the established status quo into an open military and political challenge? In many ways, the answer to this question will depend on how certain countries assess the success of Russia's actions, both militarily and more broadly, economically, in resisting sanctions
. Now, in the context of Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, the answer to this question, and whether there are limits for revisionism, should come from China. It has to pass this test, perhaps earlier than it wanted to, but the acceleration of geopolitical time is also one of the features of the new reality.
A feature of the new reality is the principle of collective guilt and the collective responsibility of the entire Russian society as a whole and of each Russian citizen individually, openly postulated not only by Ukraine, but also by Western countries
. This has manifested itself both in the sanctions, which were aimed much more at the ordinary people than at the Russian leadership, and in mass media narratives. In previous conflicts, there was no such incidence where the principle of collective responsibility was no longer taboo. In our opinion, this is a distinctly new feature.