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Update: for the Russian speakers, today Kommersant put up an excellent resource on its website, with an infographic on the latest scandals and corruption generally, and links to articles on everything I cover below. Of particular interest – the total financial losses collectively inflicted … Continue reading
Last month, PM Putin addressed the Government Commission on Electricity Generation. At the meeting, Putin launched into a searing critique of Russian companies using offshore “front companies.” Indeed, Putin noted, “Taking the Russian economy and its strategic sectors out of … Continue reading
By now most readers are well familiar with Medvedev’s “war on corruption.” We know new laws have been passed and enforcement has reportedly increased. Still, many of the new laws are often ignored (e.g., income declaration requirements). And much of … 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