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Comparative Politics

2008

University of Louisville

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Russia And The Cis In 2007 : Putin's Final Year?, Charles E. Ziegler Jan 2008

Russia And The Cis In 2007 : Putin's Final Year?, Charles E. Ziegler

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Russia in 2007 moved further away from a constitutional order governed by the rule of law as President Vladimir Putin's second term drew to a close and the country prepared for parliamentary and presidential elections. High oil and gas prices buoyed the economy, but little progress was made in addressing Russia's serious social problems. In foreign policy, confrontation with the West was balanced by excellent relations with most of Asia.