Category Archives: Putin's Plan

The Matrix Strikes Back – the Sanctions and Russia’s Post-US Economic Model

Everyone agreed that the first round of Russia sanctions were laughably ineffective, aimed at a motley assortment of Kremlin B-teamers, whom Putin demoted to limit the damage they can cause and about whom Putin couldn’t care less. The second round … Continue reading

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The Putin Guessing Game

It is getting to be that time of year – it has almost been exactly four years since the last time Putin, then as President, had Russia and many foreign observers on the edge of their seats waiting for any … Continue reading

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2012 Presidential Campaign Launches in Russian Style – Part II

[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

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The Putvedev Tandem: Duel or Synergy?

Following up on yesterday’s post regarding the equalization of Medvedev and Putin’s popularity, I decided I would seize upon some developments today which I think illustrate a common theme of “tandemocracy” (тандемократия) in Russia.  There are a few common memes … Continue reading

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Putin’s Plan – What’s that?

Putin’s decision to head United Russia’s party list crowned that party’s campaign to hold itself out as the ‘Putinist’ party. To that end, the party coined the phrase ‘Putin’s Plan -Russia’s Victory!’ (План Путина – Победа России), which has turned … Continue reading

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Putin’s Plan – What’s that?

Putin’s decision to head United Russia’s party list crowned that party’s campaign to hold itself out as the ‘Putinist’ party. To that end, the party coined the phrase ‘Putin’s Plan -Russia’s Victory!’ (План Путина – Победа России), which has turned … Continue reading

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