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Category Archives: Kremlinology
[TRM’s second installment on recent events in Russia] Medvedev made quite a few headlines two weeks ago with a series of moves that signaled a renewed push to ‘improve the investment climate’ in Russia. This is, of course, not a … Continue reading
A number of recent events in Russia show that the 2012 Russian presidential election campaign is in full swing. In keeping with true Russian style, this campaign is aimed not at a mass Russian audience, but rather the political/economic elites involved … Continue reading
In my previous two posts, I suggested that the ‘war on corruption’ might actually ‘real’, at least by Russian standards, as it will supply Medvedev with the necessary pretext to consolidate his power. Furthermore, Medvedev needs some means – typically … Continue reading