Tag: Russian bureaucracy

Russian Nomenklatura 5 Times Larger, More Privileged, More Dangerous than Soviet Predecessor

October 24, 2015

Staunton, October 22 – Over the last 15 years, Russia has been “transformed into a country of one leader, one party, and a state without law but with poor health care, education, and environment,” a system which can best be described as “nomenklatura authoritarianism,” according to Gennady Gudkov. And because the nomenklatura is interested in […]

Bureaucracy, Not Open Politics, Dominates Russian Political Landscape, Sukhov Says

February 2, 2015

Staunton, February 2 – Russian revolutionary Lev Bronstein famously took his nom de guerre “Trotsky” from that of his first jailor because he observed in Russia there will always be jailors and bureaucrats. And indeed, Ivan Sukhov argues today, the Russian bureaucracy is still capturing those who try to lead it and overwhelming those who […]