Giennadij Ziuganow. Is This His Last Battle?

Giennadij Ziuganow. Is This His Last Battle?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 December 2017 Giennadij Ziuganow. Is This His Last Battle? This will be the last presidential election in which Putin, Zyuganov and Zhirinovsky may run for office even if the communist leader has many more opponents in the party. At its...
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...
Volodin In Retreat, Enemies Take the Party

Volodin In Retreat, Enemies Take the Party

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 30 October 2017 Volodin In Retreat, Enemies Take the Party Chairman of the Russia’s State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, is gradually losing his importance. Such a claim is strongly evidenced by the resignations of the Kremlin, the exchange of...
Same Trick Again

Same Trick Again

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 October 2017 Same Trick Again Making comfortable rivals running for president has had a long tradition in Putin’s Russia. This time, a person who is going to stand against Vladimir Putin is Ksenia Sobchak, a socialite and journalist, who...