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The Putin Defence

Obviously, the biggest question when it comes to the new power structure in Russia will be about the handling of inevitable personal clashes. As I’ve blogged before, Vladimir Putin will have to solve a double task: he will have to … Continue reading

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Back to the future

It might seem as if the game had ended – at least this is what Novaya Gazeta proclaimed on its front page this week. In fact, the “game” has only just begun with last Sunday’s victory of Putin. I believe … Continue reading

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Changing horses

Vladislav Surkov’s departure from the Kremlin has shocked many. After all, the grey cardinal has occupied the post of deputy chief of staff in charge for political engineering practically for ever (1999, to be exact). However, there had been some … Continue reading

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Walk-ons walk off, the stage is prepared!

There you go, I could blog now, there you have it. After all, I wasn’t so much wrong comparing Mikhail Prokhorov and his party to A Just Russia in 2006. They both had Evgeny Roizman, and the party in both … 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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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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Teamwork

The Domodedovo bombing has undoubtedly shaken up last week’s political scene in Russia. Of course, the attack has many interpretations and many lessons to draw from. I refrain from commenting on ever-surfacing opinions that the whole terror wave in Russia … Continue reading

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