Tag: Repression

Putin’s Repressive Policies Prompting Regions, Some Post-Soviet States to Overfulfill the Plan

May 30, 2014

Staunton, May 30 -Putin’s repressive policies in Crimea and in Moscow have distracted attention from two other disturbing developments: the tendency of regional leaders to curry favor by going beyond what the center has required and attempts by some post-Soviet regimes to use Moscow’s actions as a guide or cover for crackdowns of their own. […]

Russians Back Putin on Crimea but Aren’t Ready to Suffer the Consequences, Gudkov Says

April 10, 2014

Staunton, April 10 – The majority of Russians support the annexation of Crimea but do not understand the implications of that action and are “not willing to suffer the consequences,” according to Lev Gudkov, the head of the Levada Center, the leading independent polling group in the Russian Federation. In a report issued this week, […]