Why Pivot to the East Is the Way Towards Russia’s Political Subjectivity
One of the key elements defining a great nation is the existence of a clear image of its own and common future. It is looking at this image, like in a mirror, that sets the nation’s movement forward. But so it happened that since the collapse of the Soviet Union Russia has tried to look at “others’ mirrors,” building itself through someone else’s matrix. The concept of Russia’s pivot to the East is not a replacement of the European mirror by the Chinese one, but an attempt to create its own, Russian mirror, the Russian image of a common future.