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Hong Kong Protests Call into Question Russian Assumptions about Authoritarian Modernization, Melnikov Says

October 6, 2014

Staunton, October 3 – Members of the Russian elite are transfixed by the protest movement in Hong Kong because it undermines their widespread belief that “economic growth is possible under conditions of political authoritarianism” and that consequently, Russia does not “need any political changes,” according to Aleksey Melnikov. Such attitudes, the Russian commentator says, are […]