At the beginning of the 21st century, the Russian Federation met the strategy expressed as the “Putin Doctrine”. Accordingly, the West is no longer a reliable partner of Russia. The sovereignty of the post-Soviet countries is under the protection of Russia. The Russian World and Russian Orthodoxy have become strong.
Today, the term “Russia's Way” has become almost acceptable all over the world. For this reason, Russia began to be recognized as a society and state that did not accept or did not want to accept the philosophy of "the way of common reason". There is not yet an effective power that can oppose this 'special' situation for Russia, both in domestic and foreign policy. Russian poet and diplomat Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev says in a famous four-line poem:
Russia is incomprehensible
Not measured by a generally accepted cubit
It has a unique state of development.
Russia is only believed and obeyed.
These lines are the most common expressions to describe Russia. According to Tyutchev, if we want to understand Russia, it is necessary to “believe in it”. It is necessary to know the history, foreign policy and applied security doctrines in order to understand the "savior" role that the Russians have assigned to themselves from history.
I'm sure you can find answers to some of these questions when you read this book. In the book, the change and transformation of Russia in the Putin Era and the general reasons for these policies are explained. In addition to this book, “Is a Russia & Turkey Eurasian Pact Possible?” I also recommend you to read our book.
I believe that this book will be a useful work for experts, diplomats and students working in the fields of "Security Studies", "Political Science and International Relations" and "History" apart from the general reader.
I wish you good reading.