Tag: Yevgeny Gontmakher

Putin v. the People: Divided Russia faces perilous politics


According to a new survey from WCIOM, one of Russia’s leading polling agencies, trust in Russian president Vladimir Putin has fallen to an all-time low of 31.7 percent, notes Samuel A…. Read more »

A Difficult Balance: Putin’s Regime and the Ideological Market


Like the Soviet nomenklatura, the Putin elite is dangerously isolating itself from the Russian people, setting the stage for a populist challenge against its privileges, says Yevgeny Gontmakher, the Moscow… Read more »