Category Archives: PM Putin

How Much Longer Does Medvedev Have on Corruption?

It’s no secret that, out of every policy Medvedev advocates, the anti-corruption message is the one that he truly owns. Corruption and the National Projects were the only topics Medvedev addressed when he was “campaigning” for President and everyone still … Continue reading

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Russia News Roundup

Power Shifts – Putin/Medvedev – required reading for the week. Nezavisimaya Gazeta asks the increasingly popular question, “who actually runs Russia?” What I like about this piece and what distinguishes it from related stories is that they look at the … Continue reading

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Are Medvedev and Putin Playing Good-Cop, Bad-Cop?

Everyone is reporting today how Pres. Medvedev changed Russia’s WTO entry strategy yesterday at his G8 press conference, with hundreds of English-language articles already published on the subject, even more than in Russian. Kommersant provided a good background to the … Continue reading

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Who’s Winning?

Now that the military aspect of the South Ossetian conflict has cooled down, the hostilities have passed over into the diplomatic realm. Russia arguably made the first move by leaving peacekeeping forces deeper into Georgian territory than before the conflict. … Continue reading

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Who’s Winning?

Now that the military aspect of the South Ossetian conflict has cooled down, the hostilities have passed over into the diplomatic realm. Russia arguably made the first move by leaving peacekeeping forces deeper into Georgian territory than before the conflict. … Continue reading

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