Category: Stolypin

by Gordon M. Hahn Opposition leader Alexei Navalnyi’s recent corruption allegations against Russian Prime Minister and former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev poses a grave threat to Medvedev’s political survival in that position. The timing of the allegations is crucial, coming as the presidential campaign approaches as does Putin’s impending decision whether or not to retain […]

by Gordon M. Hahn At the beginning of Vladimir Putin’s first term as Russia’s President in the early 2000s he demonstrated some interest in the great historical Russian figure Pyotr Stolypin and holding him up as a model for his own presidency. Stolypin served as Tsarist Russia’s Minister of the Interior and Prime Minister (1906-1912) […]