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    • Op-Ed

    The Kremlin's New Man in the Far East

    By appointing Khabarovsk Governor Viktor Ishayev as the presidential envoy to the Far East Federal District the Kremlin is establishing a powerful and competent government lobbyist for the interests of the Far East.

    • Op-Ed

    Game of Giveaway

    Dimitry Medvedev's decision to meet with political liberals suggests he understands that without democracy Russia will not have a successful and stable future.

    • Op-Ed

    The Kremlin's Sochi Project

    The mayoral campaign in Sochi illustrates the Kremlins desire to demonstrate a more liberal approach to domestic politics while also emphasizing the extent of its political control.

    • Event

    Regional Elections in Russia

    Regional elections in Russia are increasingly more contested, which is more a reflection of the growing number of unaddressed grievances in Russia’s localities than a sign of Russia becoming more democratic.

    • Op-Ed

    Political Temperature Is Rising in Sochi

    The mayoral election in Sochi on April 26 marks a serious turning point in Russian politics; competition, both from the opposition and from within the party of power, is becoming more intense.

    • Event

    Two Crises: Consequences and Outlook

    The political system set up under Vladimir Putin's presidency is likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future, despite the impact of the global economic crisis and the aftershocks of the 2008 Georgia conflict.

    • Op-Ed

    Medvedev's Promises on Trial

    Despite President Medvedev's claims to support the rule of law, he has not acted to correct the distortion of justice that occurred during the trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

    • Op-Ed

    Governors Know Their Herring From Subs

    The recent gubernatorial changes in Murmansk showcase that governors are increasingly judged by to their loyalty to the Kremlin, rather than how effectively they can manage their region.

    • Op-Ed

    Suffocating Small Business to Death

    If Russia’s regions are to weather the financial crisis, both local and federal governments need to support and protect small businesses.

    • Op-Ed

    Elections Expose United Russia's Weaknesses

    The results of Russia's recent regional elections are of less importance than the fact that United Russia is gradually transforming from a monolithic bureaucracy under strict Kremlin control into something resembling a true political party.

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