All Posts Tagged With: "democracy"

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Economist: ‘No Fundamental Reforms’ Under Medvedev

The Economist has releasd it’s 2010 Democracy Index, and ranks Russia at 107 as a “hybrid regime.” Authors say that pros have not offset the cons in the country’s democratic development over the past year.

Dec 29, 2010 | Continued
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Putin on Wikileaks: US is Arrogant, Rude, Unethical

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin gives an interview to Larry King for the first time in ten years, saying that the United States should not interfere with “the sovereign choice of the Russian people.”

Dec 1, 2010 | Continued
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Kasparov: Putin ‘Doomed to Stay’ President of Russia

In an interview with the British magazine Standpoint, Garry Kasparov discusses chess politics, his insights into Russia’s nefarious ruling elite, and the opposition’s ongoing efforts to make the country truly democratic.

Sep 30, 2010 | Continued
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Clinton: ‘Steel Vise’ Clamps Down on Activism in Russia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named Russia among a number of countries whose governments actively pressure rights groups who work to develop democracy.

Jul 5, 2010 | Continued
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Nearly 3/4 of Russians Prefer Order to Democracy

Two new polls out this week show that fewer Russians (but still most of them) value order more than democracy and that few think their president is really in charge of their country.

Apr 13, 2010 | Continued
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Yulia Latynina on Russia’s Squandered Billions

Award-winning Russian journalist Yulia Latynina discusses what happens when a country spends it’s money on presidential palaces instead of infrastructure and roads. An exclusive from

Mar 26, 2010 | Continued