Tag: Russian politics

‘Putin has Barricaded Himself in the Dead End He has Created,’ Illarionov Says

July 8, 2015

Staunton, July 5 – “Putin has finally decided” to block all of the ways out from “the dead end into which he has driven himself and Russia,” Andrey Illarionov says, prompting the West to oppose him more vigorously, creating a disaster for Russia, and setting the stage for the ultimate restoration of Ukrainian control over […]

Bad Roads – A Domestic Russian Problem So Bad Putin Can’t Ignore But Can’t Fix

October 10, 2014

Staunton, October 10 – The state of Russia’s road system, which now ranks 136th out of 144 countries evaluated, is so bad that even Vladimir Putin, who recently has been given to upbeat statements about the country, has had to change his tone. But his comments in Novosibirsk yesterday suggest that he won’t or can’t […]