Despite his numerous commitments around the world, the eminent Moscow sociologist G. Yudin agreed to come to Vienna for a presentation on April 22nd hosted and financed by ICEUR. Previously, Prof. Yudin had given a series of interviews in Russian online media testifying to his personal courage and sense of purpose. Among other things, he claims that a part of the mission of the “special military operation” in Ukraine is unabashed ethnic cleansing. As the war on Ukraine unfolds, he holds, the dynamic of the Putin regime points to a merger between leader, society and state, which will wind up to approval of general mobilization and, possibly, a “Great Patriotic War”.
Prof. Yudin used the opportunity supplied by ICEUR to visit other institutions and to give interviews.