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Disconnect Between Russia’s Economic Problems and Support for Putin Reflects ‘Authoritarian Trap,’ Illarionov Says

October 12, 2014

Staunton, October 13 – All major economic indicators in Russia have been in negative territory this year but popular support for Vladimir Putin remains at an all-time high, a situation that could be described as “’Putin’s scissors,’” Andrey Illarionov says, and one that highlights just how far Russia has fallen into an authoritarian “trap.” In […]