Tag: Kasparov

Putin Increasing Risk of Regional Separatism by Ending Mayoral Elections, Novocherkassk Commentator Says

October 1, 2014

Staunton, September 29 – Vladimir Putin’s decision to end direct elections for mayors in the name of increasing central control will in fact have the opposite effect, Roman Revunov says, because it will allow governors to amass unprecedented power and be in a position to challenge Moscow or even lead their regions out of the […]

Putin’s Tactics in Ukraine Now Recall Stalin’s Actions There

May 12, 2014

Staunton, May 11 – “The criminal actions of Putin’s spetsnaz forces in Ukraine” are modelled on the actions of Stalin’s special force in Ukraine during World War II,” says Gennady Poberezhny in a review of a 2012 Russian study of “Stalin’s Commandos” and their operations against Ukrainian partisan forces. Yesterday, Andrey Illarionov posted a review […]