May 7, 2012
Putin's Third Term: Fresh Start?
Chatham House, Chatham House
On the face of it, he is well placed to make one. The new Duma is structured for subservience, the Russian economy is doing pretty well, and the protest movement has lost the momentum it enjoyed from December 2011 to March this year. Putin's personal dominance over the small group of his associates that rule the country has been reinforced.
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