FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 5 (2013)   

Saving Putin’s system:
Survival tactics become the strategy

Published 28.2.2013

Arkady Moshes
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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Vladimir Putin’s third term as Russia’s president allows us to draw parallels with the USSR under the leadership of Yuri Andropov 30 years ago. Political rights are being suppressed, yet Putin has to tread carefully so as not to step on the toes of the elites. Any ideas of modernizing Russia seem to have been abandoned.