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(Foreign Policy) When it comes to Russia's political future, the only guarantee is uncertainty. Yes, on Sunday Vladimir Putin will be elected president of Russia for a six-year term, with a comfortable majority of the vote. Yes, too, huge numbers of demonstrators, probably more than a hundred thousand, will take to the streets the next day to protest. What will happen after that, however, is difficult to predict. Beyond asserting Russia's destiny to be an...
(Event) Albats will discuss what it is like to publish a leading independent weekly journal in contemporary Russia and she will discuss the role of the Internet and social media. Albats is a professor of political science at the National Research University at the Higher School of Economics and hosts a radio show at Echo Moskvy. She earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University in 2004. She wrote, "The State Within a State: The KGB and...
By Mark Kramer (Op-ed) The New York Times, September 30, 2011Forty years ago The Who recorded “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” with the memorable lines “Meet the new boss / Same as the old boss.” The song came to mind with the events in Russia last weekend.   Despite years of indications that Vladimir Putin would return as Russia’s president in 2012 after a four-year interregnum as prime minister, many commentators and public officials in Russia and the...
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(Op-ed) The New York Times, September 29, 2011 On Saturday, the world learned that Vladimir V. Putin, Russia’s current prime minister and former president, will return to the Kremlin in May 2012. When Mr. Putin stepped down as president in 2008, handing the responsibilities of head of state to the newly elected Dmitri A. Medvedev, it did not diminish Mr. Putin’s personal authority. But it did increase the chances that Russia would evolve into a stable...
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