На коня верхом садясь
2022 drew a line under the time, by historical standards, very short (three and a little decades), but extremely eventful. And it's not just the abundance of events, but above all the scale of the ambitions of the participants. For a while it seemed that nothing was impossible. Complete the story. Erase barriers and boundaries. To build a world according to rules that are universal for everyone. To make Russia a natural part of this universal world. Now, watching the epic failure of the last undertaking, I wonder who wanted it more? And anyway – who wanted it? The West, who wanted to subdue and thereby neutralize the eternally obstinate counterparty? Or is it Russia itself, not for the first time believing in a universal "concert" and rushing to play its part in it? And here the question is in the angle of view. Since we are looking from the Russian side, the motivation here is clearer to us. And the last twenty years are especially illustrative.