Putin in denial of economic stagnation, and in rage about Arctic sovereignty

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Baev, Pavel K. (2013) Putin in denial of economic stagnation, and in rage about Arctic sovereignty, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 7 October 2013.

This outburst betrays deep contradictions in Russian Arctic policy.

Professor Sergei Medvedev, a well-known commentator in Russia’s political and cultural debates, expressed a different dream. He argued that the Soviet and then Russian track record of “conquering” the Arctic has been so destructive for the fragile environment that all economic activity in the High North should be banned and a natural preserve in this vast region should be established.

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Pavel K. Baev

Pavel K. Baev

Research Professor