Tag: Putin

by Gordon M. Hahn [Thus article was originally published for ROPV in December 2011 as “The National Republics as Administrative Resource in Russia’s Elections,” Russia – Other Points of View, 12 December 2011, http://www.russiaotherpointsofview.com/2011/12/the-national-republics-as-administrative-resource-in-russias-elections-.html. It discusses key, institutionalized aspect of what I characterized 14 years ago as Putin’s soft “stealth authoritarianism.”] My previous article for ROPV […]

by Gordon M. Hahn As I noted two years ago just after Russia’s military intervention into the Syrian civil war, Russian President Vladimir Putin had several motives in intervening: (1) to preserve both the principle of state and UN sovereignty over Western interventionism and Russia’s role in the Middle East and globally by ensuring Russia’s […]

автор: Гордон Хан (Gordon Hahn) Не принадлежа к числу фанатичных сторонников российского президента Владимира Путина, как и любого другого из действующих политиков, я – фанатичный сторонник точности  и честности в репортажах. В этой связи, я никак не могу принадлежать к преданным читателям рупора Демократической партии США, «The Washington Post» или российских официальных средств массовой информации […]

by Gordon M. Hahn Much Western media and many observers of Russian politics are fond of playing up an ostensible revival of Stalin – his ‘rehabilitation’ as it were – under Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rule. This is not just inaccurate — as I have written in the past, the Putin era has seen numerous […]

 by Gordon M. Hahn [[This article was originally published in December 2011 as: Gordon M. Hahn,“The Thaw at the Polls – Tandem’s Liberalization Policy Rocks the Vote,” Russia – Other Points of View, 8 December 2011, http://www.russiaotherpointsofview.com/2011/12/the-thaw-at-the-polls-tandems-liberalization-policy-rocks-the-vote.html.%5D%5D Sunday’s election to the State Duma, Russia’s lower house, was stunning.  As I expected, it registered a sharp […]