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Category Archives: luzhkov
People will look back on this day as a major turning point in Medvedev’s presidency. As I wrote back in May, “Simply put, guys like [Luzhkov] need to go, or Medvedev will run the risk of looking weak and naive.” … Continue reading
In an earlier post, I wrote that Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov was pushing his luck by appointing Deputy Mayor Vladimir Resin – the man with the $1 million watch – as head of the Moscow Anti-Corruption Council. Since then, there … Continue reading
In politics, symbolic acts are often important since the symbolism adds contextual meaning to a typically opaque decision making process. Symbolism is even more significant in Russia because of the low level of transparency and “high context” culture. This week, … Continue reading