March 3, 2012

The Return of Politics

An analysis of the upcoming Russian presidential elections by Kadri Liik, a senior researcher at ICDS. The author is positive that tomorrow’s elections will not be free and fair. The outcome is predetermined and everyone knows it. But, paradoxically, instead of throwing the country into prolonged stagnation, Vladimir Putin’s third election victory may signal a return of real politics to Russia and may lead to the re-establishment of a link between politics and policies that was lost long before Putin froze the whole political system.

03.03.2012, Kadri Liik
An analysis of the upcoming Russian presidential elections by Kadri Liik, a senior researcher at ICDS. The author is positive that tomorrow’s elections will not be free and fair. The outcome is predetermined and everyone knows it. But, paradoxically, instead of throwing the country into prolonged stagnation, Vladimir Putin’s third election victory may signal a return of real politics to Russia and may lead to the re-establishment of a link between politics and policies that was lost long before Putin froze the whole political system.

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