For Political Modernization to Happen, Armed Elites Must Be Forced to Play by the Rules, Sokolov Says

May 27, 2018
Circassians march in the city of Nalchik, Russia on a day of remembrance of those who fell in battle for the freedom of Cherkessia. Photo by Gazeta Yuga

The only active political machine in the country consists of the regional…FSB, which control investigations, the courts, the criminal world, and officials including governors who control financial flows and major business.