Is Russia part of western civilization?

Source: Acton Institute
by Matthew Franklin Cooper

"Are Russia and America bound by the same ties that unite us with Europe? Or is Russia something other, a stranger to the international order crafted by the ascendancy of European culture? The answer? Well … it’s complicated." (09/19/17)

https://acton.org/publications/transatlantic/2017/09/19/russia-part-western-civilization