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Category Archives: Putin's Plan
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
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
[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
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
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