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The Evolution of Siloviki Elites Federal 'Generals' in Russian Regions

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Political and administrative elites in Russia’s regions have changed drastically in recent years. Specifically, Moscow’s management of regional (effectively “federal-regional”) positions has expanded. With fifty to seventy branches of different federal bodies now represented across the country, federal employees outnumber regional officials two to one. [...]

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Professor, Department of Comparative Politics; Senior Research Fellow
Higher School of Economics, Russia; Chatham House, UK