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    The plight of Russia’s technocrats
    Aug17

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats

    Politics Why are government reform programs, developed by highly-qualified experts, implemented so poorly in Russia? According to the Center for Strategic Research, the “Strategy-2010” program, adopted in 2000, is still only 36% complete. The subsequent program “Strategy-2020” has been even less successful – just 29.5%. Reforms in the...

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats
    Aug17

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats

    Politics Why are government reform programs, developed by highly-qualified experts, implemented so poorly in Russia? According to the Center for Strategic Research, the “Strategy-2010” program, adopted in 2000, is still only 36% complete. The subsequent program “Strategy-2020” has been even less successful – just 29.5%. Reforms in the...

    Rogozin non grata
    Aug14

    Rogozin non grata

    Russia / Europe We are witnessing yet another flare-up in relations between Russia and Moldova: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin (who is in charge of cooperation with Moldova in fact) has been declared persona non grata by Chisinau. The question is not even why that has happened but whether this strife may lead to other, more serious...

    Putin and children
    Aug09

    Putin and children

    Politics Once again, the Russian state is going through a period of concern related to youth policy. President Vladimir Putin himself has already chaired not one but two “phone-in shows” this year. They have already become a tradition: for a couple of hours, once a year, Putin answers people’s questions and solves their local problems, live...

    Путин и дети
    Aug09

    Путин и дети

    Politics Российское государство (не в первый раз) переживает период озабоченности молодежной политикой. Сам президент Владимир Путин провел в этом году не одну, а две “прямых линии». Это уже традиция – раз в год в эфире федеральных телеканалов Путин в течение нескольких часов отвечает на вопросы жителей страны и решает их локальные проблемы...

    Of chiefs and men
    Jul27

    Of chiefs and men

    Society A recent Levada Centre poll about the most outstanding people of all time stood out mostly because the top position was taken by Joseph Stalin (38%). This finding attracted the attention of many Russian media outlets. Many headlines went with an angle of ‘Stalin outperforming Putin in the ranking of outstanding people’. The problem...

    Ukraine-Russia: small steps to break the impasse?
    Jul26

    Ukraine-Russia: small steps to break the impasse?

    Russia / Europe Relations between Ukraine and Russia have reached a strategic impasse. The main issues – the conflict in the Donbas and the status of Crimea – have become unsolvable for the foreseeable future; the degree of mutual dependence has decreased, and distrust has grown dramatically. Under these circumstances, it is difficult to see...

    The ominous rise of Russian National Guard
    Jul21

    The ominous rise of Russian National Guard

    Security Russia’s National Guard (Ros Gvardia) – has been in existence for just over a year. It is already well known for regularly buying new weapons and for its brutal tactics when dispersing civil demonstrations. National Guard comprises between 350-400 thousand people, which exceeds the number of Russian land forces (which amount...

    The Implausibility of a “Patriotic Hacker”
    Jul18

    The Implausibility of a “Patriotic Hacker”

    Security By suggesting that “Patriotic Hackers” could be behind large-scale cyber attacks, Vladimir Putin was being mischievous and perhaps bordering on the absurd. The quantity and quality of attacks on Ukraine over the years in most cases rules out the possibility of anyone doing this simply as a nationalist hobby Proving who is behind a cyber...

    “Digital disease” and the cure for it
    Jul13

    “Digital disease” and the cure for it

    Economy One notable event during the recent international economic forum in Saint Petersburg has been observed, but not analyzed in detail. As Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov revealed, on one evening Vladimir Putin talked with members of the government long into the night, discussing “only new technologies and the digital economy.” This vigil...

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