The Putin System
The Putin System

ISBN: 9780231190305
Year of publication: 2019
Keywords: Russian and Former Soviet Union

The Putin System

Grigory Yavlinsky

Politics, Publicism

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Grigory Yavlinsky THE PUTIN SYSTEM AN OPPOSING VIEW To my brave and faithful comrades-in-arms in Russian politics PREFACE TO THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION In this book, which builds upon more than a quarter century of my work as both a practicing politician and a scholarly analyst of Russia’s development, I trace the resurgence and consolidation of authoritarian rule in post-Soviet Russia, first under Boris Yeltsin and then under his appointed successor, Vladimir Putin. I make the case for characterizing this regime as a peripheral one, and I do so for two major reasons. First, Russia continues to demonstrate economic and psychological dependence upon leading industrial powers, primarily the United States and Germany, which form the developed core of the world economic system. Second, many of Russia’s policies stem from its leadership’s resentment over being treated as a peripheral player, progressively marginalized within most international...