It Takes Two Russian Presidents to Tango with the US

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Baev, Pavel K. (2008) It Takes Two Russian Presidents to Tango with the US, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 24 March.

The two-headed power construct of “Putinism with Medvedev’s face” appears barely functional.

Whatever Medvedev’s moderate inclinations and Putin’s ideas about his legacy, the logic of the regime will drive it to put a new squeeze on domestic “extremists” and to mobilize the “patriotic” forces against external “enemies.”

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