MIT-Russia Lecture Series: PUTIN 3.0: Is The Putin Model Sustainable?
The Putin system survived the economic slump that followed the 2008 financial crisis, but the Russian economy remains heavily dependent on energy exports and has not returned to a strong growth path. Putin's 2011 announcement that he was returning to the presidency triggered an unprecedented wave of protest, which was rebuffed by the Kremlin with a mixture of partial reforms and authoritarian retrenchment. Is Putinism a sustainable political economy, or is Russia on the brink of another round of… Show more
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