16 August 2015

Russian Roulette - Edward Lucas for The Wall Street Journal

CEPA Senior Vice President Edward Lucas argues in The Wall Steet Journal that while Vladimir Putin has replaced Russian institutions with one-man rule and treats criticism as treason, it could get even worse.
Making sense of Putinism is rather like trying to analyze a Russian salad. Unappetizing cubes of meat and vegetables lurk in a sea of gloop. Eat it and you may be ill, which is certainly the effect of 15 years of the stuff on Russia’s body politic. The country may not be quite a dictatorship, but it is certainly no kind of democracy - wrote Edward Lucas in The Wall Street Journal