The discussion he started is one not
only about Crimea and not even about Crimea per se. Not only about
Ukraine. And not about Russian-Ukrainian relations. This is a
discussion about Russia. About what it should be.
This is about the
rules under which contemporary Russian society should live and
the principles according to which the new Russian state should act –
both abroad and within the country.
Three legal principles and three
major political forces in contemporary Russia