Will Russia ever be back in Europe?

Will Russia be back in Europe in foreseeable future? We do not mean it in geographical sense of this word, since geographically Russia has always been, is and, most probably, will remain a European country. We look at it in terms of reaccepting EU values and institutions by Russia, and Russia getting back on the track of integration with the European West , which Moscow defiantly left several years ago, metaphorically slamming the door behind itself by taking action in Crimea and Donbas. This matter has more applied rather than academic significance as depending on the estimate of how likely Russia is to reunite with Europe both Moscow and Brussels may opt for a variety of rational short-term strategies

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