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Thursday February 11th, 2010

Kremlin’s Invisible Primaries (New posting by Ivan Krastev in WA Blogland)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ivan Krastev @ 01:28 PM

New posting of Ivan Krastev in the blog of Word Affairs:

Winston Churchill famously observed that the Kremlin’s political struggles are like a fight among bulldogs under a carpet: Outsiders hear plenty of growling, but have few clues who is winning until the fight is over. Unfortunately, not much has changed in Russian politics since this observation was made. American political scientist Stephen Holmes recently noted that we had a better idea of the role of Stalin’s show trials than we do of the elections’ role in the current Russian political system.

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The older postings of Ivan Krastev you can find here.

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