Author: Neil Robinson

1 Introduction In the first decade and a bit of Putin’s leadership, between 2000 and 2012, limited attention was paid to what, if anything, constituted Putinism as a set of ideas and, perhaps, as an ideology. There were some attempts to analyze the role of ideas in Russian politics in the

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-era Kremlinology. As Anders Aslund writes, ‘The increasing opacity of Russian politics has opened a window of opportunity for Kremlinology to make a comeback.’ 3 Often, this neo-Kremlinology focuses on the person of Russian president Vladimir Putin. As Kirk Bennett observes, ‘In the study of post

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Author: Richard Sakwa

Is there such a thing as Putinism? Can his name be associated with a distinctive political practice and ideology to merit the addition of the ‘ism’ suffix? Or is Putin just another transactional rather than transformational leader? 1 What does it take to become an ‘ism’? Bonapartism has gained a

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Introduction On 18 March 2018, Vladimir Putin was elected for his fourth term as president of the Russian Federation. Despite the lowest-key election campaign in recent memory, he won an overwhelming victory, with 76.7 percent of the vote, on a turnout of 67.6 percent. Having been the central

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Author: Jussi Lassila

2017 made a notable rupture to this development. The geographical scope and the age profile of protesters in the rallies – the majority of them were under 25 – appeared to be unprecedented in comparison to 2011–12 protests. 1 It seems that Putinʼs fourth presidential term will happen in the

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1 Introduction There is a myth that political regime of Vladimir Putin has a large and sustainable public support. That myth is being cultivated and widely spread. Many decisions in Russian domestic and international policy are justified by it. And a vast number of people take it seriously

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Author: Alexey Levinson

. The opposition tried to apply the issue of responsibility to the current President, but they did not receive much support. Judging by the data obtained by Levada Center, the masses understand the issue of Putin’s responsibility differently. In the year of 2017 the main responses to the question “Does

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economic system. Åslund is a long-standing, respected scholar of Russia. In this book, he offer an in-depth analysis of the origins and workings of Russia’s political and economic system under Putin. His book incorporates a range of important perspective including Western and Russian view. His analysis and

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Von der Sowjetunion zum Neuen Russland
Gerechtigkeit in Russland – wie fügt sich das zusammen? Die Sowjetunion galt den Dissidenten als Unrechtsstaat; „normale“ Bürger sahen das Versprechen auf Gleichheit und Gerechtigkeit nicht eingelöst. Bezog die Perestrojka Michail Gorbacevs ihre ungeheure Dynamik also auch aus der Forderung, neben der Freiheit mehr Gerechtigkeit herzustellen? Warum gelang es Vladimir Putin, Einheit und Staatlichkeit als zentrale Ziele seiner Politik zu definieren, statt Gerechtigkeitsprobleme zu lösen? Grund genug also, den Zerfall der UdSSR unter dem Blickwinkel von Gerechtigkeit sowie die Usurpation der Gerechtigkeitsidee durch die politische Macht im post-sozialistischen Russland zu analysieren.
Author: Graeme Gill

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 brought widespread confidence in the West that a democratic regime would become established in the successor countries, and especially in Russia, and that Russia would now join the Atlantic world in a comity of nations. Instead as Putin replaced Yeltsin

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