Recent events in Russian-Ukrainian relations are causing serious alarm not only in the media sources. Even many experts, who were never accused of exaltation and alarmism, argue that today the likelihood of a big war between Russia and Ukraine is greater than ever. Is a big war really inevitable or is it yet another round of the race spinning before our eyes? Yauheni Preiherman discusses these questions with Nikolai Kapitonenko. The conversation was recorded in Russian.