The Storm Before the Calm

As I’m write, the last day of electioneering is closing in Moscow. Now we wait for Sunday to see the results of what some Western media outlets are speculating might be “Russia’s last,” “the least democratic election since the USSR collapsed,” and a symbol of Russia’s return to “a Byzantine form of state-society relations” where […]

“I would vote for him and I support him.”

Gorbachev endorsed Putin in an interview with the London Times.  “I would vote for him and I support him. Based on what I know, and comparing him with other candidates, I would prefer Putin.”  Gorby then added this: “Putin has brought stabilization to Russia. Not everyone would have been able to cope with the kind […]