September 21, 2012

Putin Hits 'Clear' Button on Medvedev Era

Ellen Barry, New York Times

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The four and a half months since he left the presidency have brought a pointed departure from the course he set. The words “reset” or “modernization” are seldom mentioned, privatization of state-owned companies is in doubt and the direct gubernatorial elections Mr. Medvedev reinstated as a parting gesture have been weakened by the insertion of a Kremlin-controlled screening process for the candidates.

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