Saturday, September 24, 2005

Putin's Russia

For those who may be interested in such things the Carnegie Endowment has a policy brief on Vladimir Putin's second term.
Russia’s regime has gone through a major aggravation during the first year of President Vladimir Putin’s second term. The regime suffers from serious overcentralization of power, which has led to a paralysis of policy making. Putin’s power base has been shrunk to a core of secret policemen from St. Petersburg.

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