Category Archives: Zubkov

2012 Presidential Campaign Launches in Russian Style – Part I

A number of recent events in Russia show that the 2012 Russian presidential election campaign is in full swing.  In keeping with true Russian style, this campaign is aimed not at a mass Russian audience, but rather the political/economic elites involved … Continue reading

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Putin ’12? – A Tale of Two Press Conferences

Yesterday, President Putin met with the Valdai Discussion Club at his vacation house in Sochi, Russia. A copy of his opening speech in English can be found here, but the most interesting exchanges occurred during the Q&A session after the … Continue reading

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Zubkov ’08?

Even though it is completely duplicative to write about this, I feel somewhat obligated to the extent that this blog claims to ‘monitor’ Russia…so, here goes: Today, President Putin accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov and appointed Sergei … Continue reading

Posted in elections, Ivanov, Medvedev, political parties, Zubkov

Zubkov ’08?

Even though it is completely duplicative to write about this, I feel somewhat obligated to the extent that this blog claims to ‘monitor’ Russia…so, here goes: Today, President Putin accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov and appointed Sergei … Continue reading

Posted in elections, Ivanov, Medvedev, political parties, Zubkov