Monthly Archives: June 2008

Yabloko: The Beginning Of The End?

Last week, Grigory Yavlinsky surprised his supporters and critics alike by effectively resigning from his post as the Chairman of Yabloko, a political party that he co-founded in 1993 and has led for 15 years.  Yavlinsky was succeeded by his … Continue reading

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Yabloko: The Beginning Of The End?

Last week, Grigory Yavlinsky surprised his supporters and critics alike by effectively resigning from his post as the Chairman of Yabloko, a political party that he co-founded in 1993 and has led for 15 years.  Yavlinsky was succeeded by his … Continue reading

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Vlad Sobell: The Putin-Medvedev Tandem Is A Bad Idea

Dr. Vlad Sobell, of Daiwa Institute of Research (London, UK), is the world’s leading expert on post-Communist transitions in Russia and Eastern Europe.  The following article was posted to Johnson’s Russia List. The Putin-Medvedev Tandem Is A Bad Idea Vlad … Continue reading

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Vlad Sobell: The Putin-Medvedev Tandem Is A Bad Idea

Dr. Vlad Sobell, of Daiwa Institute of Research (London, UK), is the world’s leading expert on post-Communist transitions in Russia and Eastern Europe.  The following article was posted to Johnson’s Russia List. The Putin-Medvedev Tandem Is A Bad Idea Vlad … Continue reading

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Should Russia’s Regional Governors Be Elected Again?

Last week, Tatarstan’s president, Mintimer Shaimiev, caused an uproar by suggesting that it was time to return to direct popular elections of regional governors. The institution of direct governor elections was abruptly abolished in 2004 after the tragedy in Beslan.  … Continue reading

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Should Russia’s Regional Governors Be Elected Again?

Last week, Tatarstan’s president, Mintimer Shaimiev, caused an uproar by suggesting that it was time to return to direct popular elections of regional governors. The institution of direct governor elections was abruptly abolished in 2004 after the tragedy in Beslan.  … Continue reading

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Is Putin “Overstaying” In Power?

Originally posted to Instablogs (June 11, 2008) Critics of Russia’s Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, can on occasion impress us with a vitriolic tirade – usually articulated in a rude language – but not with the common sense or the knowledge … Continue reading

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