Vladimir Putin
Opinion

Upcoming presidential election in Russia and Putin 4.0 System

The Russian presidential election will take place in a month, but the winner is already clear. The only candidate capable of receiving wider support from voters, Alexey Navalny, has been banned from registering as a candidate due to his criminal record, stemming from a fraud conviction he views as illegitimate. Accordingly, the question now is not about what kind of elections these will be, but what they will mean for Vladimir Putin’s fourth term. In other words, what will the Putin 4.0 system look like? What challenges will it face? […]

Gary Kasparov
Uncategorized

Belarus could be Putin’s next target – Kasparov tells

Belarus could be the next country targeted by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin after Ukraine, Russian opposition figure Gary Kasparov, former world chess champion currently residing in the US, has said at a Vilnius conference. […]

March in Moscow
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Putin’s Russia. The situation is gradually changing

The Russian parliamentary (Duma) elections on September 18 do not promise any major changes. Opinion polls and the general atmosphere show that the country will continue to be led by the United Russia party which is affiliated with Vladimir Putin, while establishment opposition parties will support stability. Regardless, these elections will be significant in understanding the future of the long term, but little understood system of Vladimir Putin’s that has been in place for sixteen years. There are indicators suggesting that the role of the real opposition, despite its fragmentation, is gradually changing. Considering the delicate socioeconomic situation of the country and the presidential elections which are two years away, this makes for certain indications for the future. Thus what role does the opposition perform in the contemporary Russia? […]

Garry Kasparov
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‘Putin is not allergic to blood’, Garry Kasparov says

Putin has already done everything that Western observers had previously said he wouldn’t dare and if he’s still in power in five years, the world is in deep trouble, according to Russian opposition figure Garry Kasparov. […]