Monthly Archives: March 2011

Us and them

In politics there are two things which can clearly indicate that an issue is very important. It’s either that the elite talks way too much about it or that it keeps completely silent. The control over Russia’s geopolitical orientation was … Continue reading

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Divide et impera

Many noticed how the finance minister Aleksey Kudrin has become an interesting figure of Russian politics recently. I myself have blogged about him earlier, voicing my opinion that Kudrin might be the public face of Kremlin-style liberalisation in an attempt … Continue reading

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At crossroads

Last Sunday Russia had its last electoral test before this year’s parliamentary vote, and these elections again brought some useful lessons for the governing elite. As I have argued earlier, these local votes are, more or less, always set as tests for … Continue reading

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All roads lead to the Third Rome

Is there really something happening in Russia, or are we only made to believe that? I think this is the main question that has been emerging in this election year of 2011, with a lot of arguments on both sides. … Continue reading

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