Tag: power vertical

74 Years after Hitler’s Invasion, Russia Not Ukraine Moving toward Fascism, Inozemtsev Says

June 23, 2015

Staunton, June 22 – Seventy-four years ago today, Hitler turned on his ally Stalin and invaded the Soviet Union, an action that continues to echo in the post-Soviet states with Moscow now routinely but falsely accusing Ukraine of having become fascist while Vladimir Putin’s Russia is rapidly on its way to becoming exactly that, according […]

Will North Caucasus Accept External Rule As The Price For Development?

January 14, 2015

Staunton, January 14 – Practically all efforts to promote development while maintaining a power vertical based on the existing arrangements of regions, republics and municipalities have failed because development requires a different set of incentives than does the vertical which is interested above all in maintaining itself, according to Rasul Kadiyev. Nowhere is that more […]

Putin Accepts Only ‘Imperial-Militarist’ Component of Soviet Inheritance, Shtepa Says

August 30, 2014

Staunton, August 30 – Vladimir Putin is often accused of wanting to restore the Soviet system or at least its core values, but in fact, the Kremlin leader is interested in promoting the its “imperial-militarist” element and not its “revolutionary” component, a pattern that has the effect of limiting Russia’s ability to deal with the […]

Putin Replaced ‘Old Institutionalist Consensus’ With New Ideologically Homogenized Elite, Morozov Says

August 14, 2014

Staunton, August 14 – Since his rise to power, many of Vladimir Putin’s actions have been constant, but over the last two years, he has carried out a revolution from above, expelling from the political center the moderate liberals and moderate conservatives who agreed on the need for reform and replaced them with figures earlier […]

A Brief History of the Russian Media

December 6, 2013

Recent history of the Russian media shows how the media system was preconditioned by the country’s political development. In the 1990s the Russian media system underwent major transformations following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The media were introduced into new realities: the market economy, the end of ideological control of the Communist Party, political […]