Vladimir Putin, a Soviet-Style Leader

Vladimir Putin, a Soviet-Style Leader

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 December 2017 Vladimir Putin, a Soviet-Style Leader As predicted, Vladimir Putin finally announced that he would run for office next year. And it is obvious that he will win the election. However, there are two questions. First of all, why did...
Russia’s Regions Rise Up

Russia’s Regions Rise Up

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 November 2017 Russia’s Regions Rise Up Theoretically, Russia is a federal country. After taking over the government, Vladimir Putin has repressed the aspirations of republics for their greater autonomy and took over the actual control over the...
Generalissimo Putin

Generalissimo Putin

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 August 2017 Generalissimo Putin By baring his naked torso while doing such activities as diving and hunting, Vladimir Putin tries to convince Russians that, in spite of ruling for so many years, he remains in good health and shape. A big naval...
Election the Russian Way

Election the Russian Way

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 21 June 2017 Election the Russian Way Faced with increasing protests, the Russian regime is taking more steps to eliminate the risks connected with the upcoming elections. This concerns mainly the presidential election planned for March 2018, but...
The Succession Mystery

The Succession Mystery

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 31 May 2017 The Succession Mystery Vladimir Putin has still not revealed whether he will stand in the presidential elections in March 2018. His silence gives rise to a growing number of rumours about the president’s health and speculations that he...