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Website Editor 04 Dec 2012
В своих комментариях по поводу московских событий 6 мая 2012 года, когда оппозиционные протесты впервые вылились в масштабные столкновения с полицией, пресс-секретарь российского президента Дмитрий Песков назвал участников протестов «маргинальными личностями». Он отметил, что сторонники президента Владимира Путина имеют очевидное численное преимущество над оппозицией. С такой оценкой согласны многие россияне, лояльные нынешнему режиму –...
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Website Editor 24 Oct 2012
Выступая на митинге своих сторонников на пике избирательной кампании 2007–08 годов, президент Владимир Путин так отозвался о своих оппонентах: "Им нужно слабое, больное государство, им нужно дезорганизованное, дезориентированное, разделенное общество, чтобы за его спиной обделывать свои делишки ... [Н]аходятся еще внутри страны те, кто «шакалят» у иностранных посольств, рассчитывает на поддержку иностранных фондов и...
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A few weeks after the September 2004 hostage crisis in Beslan, North Ossetia, the leading propaganda man of the Putin regime, Vladislav Surkov, declared: "We must all realize—the enemy is at the gate." The claim that Russia is surrounded by all sorts of enemies, from radical Islamists in the Caucasus to the U.S. military in Europe and Central Asia, legitimized a range of measures aimed at consolidating the "vertical of power."...
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Policy Memos | Аналитика
“We have changed,” was the main message of President Dmitry Medvedev’s speech at the June 2010 St. Petersburg Economic Forum (SPEF). Trying to persuade foreign governments and investors alike to provide support for his policy to modernize Russia, Medvedev created an image of his country as open and dynamic—a society that has taken a big step forward, in no small measure thanks to the actions of the government. The language of this...
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The nationalist riots that swept over major Russian cities in mid-December 2010 took nearly everyone by surprise. Anti-migrant sentiment was on the rise, but no one expected the protests to be so massive, well organized, and violent. Another unexpected aspect of the events was the reaction of the police. It had been taken for granted that any unauthorized public manifestations would be perceived by the regime as an immediate threat, so everyone expected...
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Policy Memos | Аналитика
On September 11, 2010, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev addressed the Global Policy Forum in Yaroslavl. This speech took place almost exactly a year after his programmatic article, Forward Russia!, which launched his national project of gradual but far-reaching modernization. Developments over the past year have made the ideology of this project more clear, but there has also been a growing divide between cautious optimists and critics who see it as...
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Policy Memos | Аналитика
On May 14, 2009, Russian president Dmitri Medvedev signed Decree No. 549, “On the Commission under the President of the Russian Federation for Countering Attempts to Falsify History to the Detriment of Russia’s Interests.” Though disturbing, the emergence of this document was hardly surprising and reflected a growing trend in Russian politics. In this memo, I explore the logic and political significance of this “struggle for...
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Recent studies have pointed to a fundamental transformation of the way in which the European Union imagines itself and establishes legitimacy in the eyes of its citizens and external audience. Since its inception in the aftermath of the Second World War, the cornerstone of the European integration project was the idea of redemption (i.e., that we integrate because we do not want our past to repeat itself). Now, the EU’s identity is increasingly...
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