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Gubernatorial Elections in the Volgograd Region: Do They Matter?

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Late in 2000, a series of gubernatorial elections will be held in 34 regions of Russia. The elections are complicated by the ongoing reformation of the Russian federal system undertaken by President Vladimir Putin. Another factor in these electoral campaigns is the start of economic revival accompanied by property redistribution. In Russia, property is always related to power, so the new owners of regional economic "gems" are trying to gain political power as well. They have such an opportunity in many places, including--as this memo examines--in the Volgograd region. [...]

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European University at St. Petersburg