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The crisis of trust

Many political crises begin as a crisis of trust: as a lack of trust between partners in a coalition, between ruling party and the opposition, or between authorities and constituents.  Although it’s yet premature to call recent events in Russia … Continue reading

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The price of one percent

Almost everyone now seems to agree that the results of the December Duma elections in Russia have been tainted.  Even Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, admitted that 0.5% of the vote was falsified.  He didn’t unfortunately elaborate … Continue reading

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A baby step in the right direction

There are different ways to treat Saturday’s massive protest action in Moscow called to challenge the results of the obviously rigged Dec. 4 Duma elections.  The members and supporters of the United Russia party accused the opposition in “splitting the … Continue reading

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A glass of water

If I had to visualize the results of the Dec. 4 Duma elections in Russia, I would have come up with this image: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sitting at the table with a glass of water in front of him.  … Continue reading

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