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The Fourth Russian Empire?

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Forget about transitions. In Russia, the transition from Communism was over in late 1993, after former president Boris Yeltsin prevailed in battles against his rivals in parliament, in the provinces, and in various economic sectors. It remained to be seen, however, how the post-collapse regime would consolidate itself and how far it could go. We now know most of the answers; the question is their future projections. [...]

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Professor of Social Research and Public Policy
New York University Abu Dhabi