The telling incoherence of Russian anti-LGBT+ rhetoric

Even the propagandists must admit this isn’t their best work

Liberalism vs authoritarianism and the war’s causes

Recall the reasons for starting the war, given in Putin’s February speeches: on the one hand, he was coming to the rescue of the Russian occupied east; but, on the other hand, he was fighting against NATO’s eastward expansion. In a famous speech he gave in 2021, he spoke of the brotherhood of Ukrainian and Russian people in terms of their shared history and culture.

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