Tag: Russian elites

‘If the Russian Elite is to Preserve Itself, It Must Change,’ Gudkov Says

November 5, 2015

Staunton, November 5 – Many commentators are speculating on whether Russia’s elite groups, now threatened by Vladimir Putin’s policies, will find a way to remove him from office and install someone more to their liking. Andrey Piontkovsky has focused particular attention on this issue. But this is only part of a larger issue, Dmitry Gudkov […]

Behind the Scenes in the Kremlin: Toward a Dictatorship or a ‘Shadow Government’?

November 17, 2014

Staunton, VA – November 17, 2014 Some Moscow commentators say that sanctions and the worsening condition of the Russian economy is creating a Hobbesian world within the Russian elites around Putin, with some arguing the Kremlin leader must move toward an open dictatorship and others suggesting “a shadow government” is already taking shape. Obviously, such […]