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Category Archives: tandemocracy
[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
Oh Dima, what were you thinking. Last Friday, Pres. Medvedev and PM Putin engaged in a silly photo op, likely dreamed up by some Kremlin ‘political technologist’ (Surkov!). The goal: show an intact tandem after a politically turbulent week that … Continue reading
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
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