FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 7 (2012)   

The first 100 days of Putin’s presidency see a tightening of the screws

Julkaistu 9.8.2012

Sean Roberts
Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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If Dmitry Medvedev was conciliatory in his final months as president, then Vladimir Putin seems intent on a more combative approach. But the Putin administration's confident moves to re-establish order hide a deeper fear of more protests and a possible colour revolution scenario ahead of the autumn regional elections.