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Forget about revolutions

What does the Kremlin’s low-key approach to the 100th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution tell us? By itself, not a lot. Things are not going well in Russia, but this should not be enough to make Vladimir Putin afraid of … 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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A new pluralism

There you have it. As I blogged last week, Dmitry Medvedev seems to have moved towards the reintroduction of direct gubernatorial elections. At least, this is what the President’s latest statements suggest. Also, the effective removal of Valentina Matvienko from … Continue reading

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Who needs a punchline?

I was really surprised to see how many journalists and Russia-watchers said that Wednesday’s press conference in Skolkovo had turned out to be a disappointment. To me it was not the least bit disappointing. On the contrary, it was damn … 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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