Russian and Eurasian Studies

Gordon M. Hahn

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by Gordon M. Hahn The World Bank recently announced that Russia jumped from 35th to 31st place in its annual ‘Doing Business Report’ evaluating the ease of doing business in 190 countries based on parameters such as ease in starting a business, registering property, getting loans, paying taxes, and enforcing contracts ( Russia’s rank in […]

For Gordon M. Hahn’s interview to the conservative Polish website see: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ About the Author – Gordon M. Hahn, Ph.D., Expert Analyst at Corr Analytics, and a Senior Researcher at the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS), Akribis Group, San Jose, California, Dr. Hahn is the author of Ukraine Over the Edge: Russia, […]

by Gordon M. Hahn The results in last month’s Russian gubernatorial elections point to both a possible challenge and extrication solution for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his system. They revealed: (1) new decline in the popularity ruling pro-Putin party Yedinaya Rossiya (YeR) or United Russia, (2) the limited though not insignificant capacity of Putin’s […]

by Gordon M. Hahn Introduction The re-appointment of Dmitrii Medvedev to head the Russian government’s Cabinet during at least the first years of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s fourth presidential term suggests that Medvedev remains in the running to replace Putin either as successor or authorized place holder one the fourth term ends in 2024. However, […]

by Gordon M. Hahn On Russia’s “Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Repression” it is instructive to return to the Western media’s deceitful claim that a rehabilitation of Stalin has occurred during the soft authoritarian, albeit, rule of Vladimir Putin. Every year, on 30 October 2017, Russia remembers the victims of Stalin’s repressions in a […]