Tag: middle class

Putin’s ‘New Society’ Very Dangerous but Not Fascist, ‘Russky Zhurnal’ Editor Says

November 2, 2014

Staunton, November 1 – The new society emerging in Russia under Vladimir Putin will be “a powerful and active one, anti-democratic, militarized, with its own ‘leader cult,’ and ‘political gnosticism’ but not comparable to the interwar regimes in Italy or Germany, according to Aleksandr Morozov, the editor in chief of Russky Zhurnal. And he argues […]

Putin Electorate Reflects Underlying Continuities in Russian Society, Sociologist Says

May 30, 2014

Staunton, May 30 – Despite the rise of a Russian middle class and the rapid turnover in that country’s leaders and regimes, Vladimir Putin draws his support from the fact that Russian society remains tied to its peasant past, with most people not more than a generation or so removed from the culture of the […]