Monthly Archives: March 2007

Vladimir Ryzhkov: The Last of the Mohicans in the Duma?

Peter Finn of the Washington Post keeps surprising us with unusually good (I mean, unusually good for the WP) publications on Russia.  Solid home work, measured tone, lack of obvious ideological bias — what a refreshing contrast with WP editorials … Continue reading

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Mitt the CEO vs Hillary the Leader

The major problem with Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency is that she’s running as our Leader, which she isn’t.
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The Next Stop is the Duma

The March 11 regional elections in Russia have highlighted two prominent trends in the country political life: the growing role of money and the growing power of incumbency.
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On Math and “Technicalities”: Bloomberg and Financial Times on Russian Elections

The regional elections that are taking place in 14 Russia’s regions today can arguably be called a kick-off of the 2007-2008 election cycle that will culminate in the next year’s presidential election on March 2.  The level of interest the … Continue reading

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“Dissenters’ March” in St. Petersburg : What is the Point?

The so-called “Dissenters’ March” that took place in St. Petersburg on March 3 was the largest opposition happening in recent months. So what?
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