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In the margins of Europe

Rusia, in the margins of Europe

“In the margins of Europe” is a CCCB project that aims to spark a reflection on the European project departing from its geographic and symbolic periphery. This series approaches the political and social reality of contemporary Russia, a country that is at once unknown to many yet crucial for understanding the present.

Over a quarter century after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has once again emerged as a central geopolitical player. Its complex relationship with the European project, the authoritarianism of its leaders and the importance of its vast energy resources are a source of tension for the continent. Yet European history cannot be understood without considering the country’s cultural, scientific and political contributions. Beyond the political spectacle lies a fascinating country that plays an indispensable part in understanding the present and contemplating the future of the world we live in.


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