Monthly Archives: January 2007
In my recent post, I suggested that Yabloko may not be serious at all about participating in the March 11 marathon of regional elections. A fresh evidence came from Pskov, where Yabloko had called off its already submitted party list, … Continue reading
As pointed out by Dr. Vlad Sobell (DAIWA Institute of Research, London), the world leading expert on post-Communist transition in Eastern Europe and Russia, once vibrant Western liberal ideology is showing troubling signs of transformation into a rigid, dysfunctional orthodoxy. … Continue reading
In St. Petersburg, the Yabloko party has suffered a blow in the March 11 City Hall election even before going to the polls: the city election commission has refused to register the list of the party candidates.
The United Russia party continues its assault on electoral process. Its new targets are the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) and its Chairman, Alexander Veshnyakov. According to the current rules, fifteen members of the CEC, which term expires on March 26, … Continue reading
Criticizing United Russia for having no ideology is the favorite pastime of its opponents and the media alike. Mindful of this criticism, United Russia has been trying, for the past couple of years, to buttress its ideological credentials by adopting … Continue reading
Little about President Putin has been scrutinized more than his remarks on the tragic murder of Anna Politkovskaya. Interpretations vary and seem to reflect more what one thinks about Putin than what Putin has really said. London Review of Books … Continue reading