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Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics

Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics

Power and Resistance

  • Author: Andrey Makarychev,Alexandra Yatsyk
  • Publisher: Ibidem Press
  • ISBN: 9783838211220
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
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In post-Soviet Russian politics, Boris Nemtsov is one of the most tragic figures--and not only because he was shot dead, at the age of 56, in close vicinity to the Kremlin, the locus of Russia's power. The "transparency of evil" in this specific case was shocking: Nemtsov's murder was filmed by a surveillance camera. The videotape confirms the demonstrative and brazen character of the assassination. His death illuminated a core feature of the current regime that tolerates, if not incites, extralegal actions against those it considers to be "foes," "traitors," or members of "the Fifth Column." In this volume Boris Nemtsov is commemorated from different perspectives. In addition to academic papers, it includes personal notes and reflections. The articles represent a range of assessments of Nemtsov's personality by people for whom he was one of the leading figures in post-Soviet politics and a major protagonist in Russia's transformation. Some authors had direct experiences of either living in, or travelling to, Nizhny Novgorod when Nemtsov was governor there. The plurality of opinions collected in this volume matches the diversity and multiplicity of Nemtsov's political legacy.

Post-Soviet Russia

Post-Soviet Russia

A Journey Through the Yeltsin Era

  • Author: Roy A. Medvedev
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 023150263X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 394
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Roy Medvedev, one of the world's best-known Russian scholars and a former consultant to both Gorbachev and Yeltsin analyzes the main events that have transpired in the Russian federation since late August 1991. He looks at the plans that were meant to restructure a society in crisis but—for reasons both complex and obvious—were destined to fail. From the drastic liberalization of prices and "shock therapy" to the privatization of state owned property and Yeltsin's resignation and replacement by Vladimir Putin, this is an intricately fascinating saga of good intentions, philosophical warfare, and catastrophic miscalculations. Among the many compelling facts detailed here are Yeltsin's utter surprise—and lack of preparation—at the failed coup against Gorbachev in 1991, when power fell virtually into his lap; his failure to heed the warnings of learned advisers like Yuri Yaremenko, who knew that Western economics could not be applied to Russia; and Yeltsin's dramatic (and unprecedented) decree in 1992 allowing anyone to sell or buy anything they wished. In a sweeping conclusion covering the critical events of 1998 and 1999 as well as a detailed analysis of the 1995 and 1996 elections, Medvedev lays forth an exhaustive survey of recent political shifts, attitudes, statistics, and trends. From birth and death rates on the farm and in the city through a number of highly charged campaigns and elections to the new goal of the Communist Youth League (to become millionaires), this is a breathtakingly detailed survey of an unforgettable chapter in Russia's history.

Zwischen Reform und Revolution

Zwischen Reform und Revolution

Die Deutschen an Der Wolga, 1869-1917

  • Author: Dittmar Dahlmann,Ralph Tuchtenhagen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783884741719
  • Category: Germans
  • Page: 407
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Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics and Society

Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics and Society

  • Author: Graeme Gill,Professor Department of Government Graeme Gill,James Young
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136641025
  • Category: HISTORY
  • Page: 498
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There is an ever-burgeoning number of books analyzing the Russian experience, or aspects of it. This Handbook is the first single volume which gives both a broad survey of the literature as well as highlighting the cutting edge research in the area. Through both empirical data and theoretical investigation each chapter in the Routledge Handbook Russian of Politics and Society examines both the Russian experience and the existing literature, points to research trends, and identifies issues that remain to be resolved. Offering focused studies of the key elements of Russian social and political life, the book is organized into the following broad themes: General introduction Political institutions Political Economy Society Foreign Policy Politically, economically, and socially, Russia has one of the most interesting development trajectories of any major country. This Handbook seeks to answer questions about democratic transition, the relationship between the market and democracy, stability and authoritarian politics, the development of civil society, the role of crime and corruption, and the creation of a market economy. Providing a comprehensive resource for scholars and policy makers alike, this book is an important contribution to the study of Russian Studies, Eastern European studies, and International Relations.

Russian Politics and Society

Russian Politics and Society

An Introduction

  • Author: Catherine J. Danks
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780582473003
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 431
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Essential text for a 1st term/semester undergraduate course on Russian Politics (usually 1st or 2nd year). This lively, authoritative and contemporary introduction to Russia looks at both the politics and society of one of the world's most fascinating countries.

Developments in Russian Politics 9

Developments in Russian Politics 9

  • Author: Richard Sakwa, Henry E. Hale and Stephen White
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1352004682
  • Category:
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Russian Politics and Presidential Power

Russian Politics and Presidential Power

Transformational Leadership from Gorbachev to Putin

  • Author: Donald R. Kelley
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483310582
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 312
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Russian Politics and Presidential Power takes an in-depth look at the Russian presidency and uses it as a key to understanding Russian politics. Donald R. Kelley looks at presidents from Gorbachev to Putin as authoritarian, transformational leaders who set out to build the future, while sometimes rejecting and reinterpreting the work of past modernizers. Placing the presidency in this context helps readers understand both the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the nature of the Russian Federation that rose in its place. And by setting the presidency within a longer historical context, Kelley shows how the future of the presidency is dependent on other features of the political system.

The Russian Democratic Party Yabloko

The Russian Democratic Party Yabloko

Opposition in a Managed Democracy

  • Author: David White
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754646754
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 263
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Amid growing concern with President Putin's centralization and control, this important volume examines the gradual electoral decline of Russia's leading liberal party, the Yabloko Party. It provides fascinating insights into the role of opposition, the development of the party system and, above all, the quality of democracy in Russia under President Putin.

Orders to Kill

Orders to Kill

The Putin Regime and Political Murder

  • Author: Amy Knight
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • ISBN: 1250119359
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Ever since Vladimir Putin came to power in Russia, his critics have turned up dead on a regular basis. According to Amy Knight, this is no coincidence. In Orders to Kill, the KGB scholar ties dozens of victims together to expose a campaign of political murder during Putin’s reign that even includes terrorist attacks such as the Boston Marathon Bombing. Russia is no stranger to political murder, from the tsars to the Soviets to the Putin regime, during which many journalists, activists and political opponents have been killed. Kremlin defenders like to say, “There is no proof,” however convenient these deaths have been for Putin, and, unsurprisingly, because he controls all investigations, Putin is never seen holding a smoking gun,. But Amy Knight offers mountains of circumstantial evidence that point to Kremlin involvement. Called “the West’s foremost scholar” of the KGB by The New York Times, Knight traces Putin’s journey from the Federal Security Service (FSB) in the late 1990s to his subsequent rise to absolute power as the Kremlin’s leader today, detailing the many bodies that paved the way. She offers new information about the most famous victims, such as Alexander Litvinenko, the former FSB officer who was poisoned while living in London, and the statesman Boris Nemtsov, who was murdered outside the Kremlin in 2015, and she puts faces on many others who are less well-known in the West or forgotten. She shows that terrorist attacks in Russia, as well as the Boston Marathon bombing in the U.S., are part of the same campaign. And she explores what these murders mean for Putin’s future, for Russia and for the West, where in America Donald Trump has claimed, “Nobody has proven that he's killed anyone....He's always denied it....It has not been proven that he's killed reporters." Orders to Kill is a story long hidden in plain sight with huge ramifications.