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26 Apr 2018
Comment Pavlo Shchelin

Putin's Zugtswang

In the first month after winning the presidential elections, the regime of Volodymyr Putin received significantly more stressful situations than it had been expected. Moreover, for the first time the limits of the sovereign power of the Russian elite became understandable. Ultimately, the system of authoritarian equilibrium turned out to be in a situation when any of its actions or...
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27 Mar 2018
Comment Pavlo Shchelin

Smothering of Russian fate

Author: Pavlo Shchelin, Associate Expert of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future As it happens, all the important news of March, one way or another, are related to deaths from intoxication by poison or carbon monoxide or metaphoric suffocation. The case of Sergii Skrypal, presidential elections, garbage protest, fire in Kemerovo and “Slutskyi-Gate”. And if literally a few...
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01 Mar 2018
Comment Pavlo Shchelin

Development behind the fence from "fantastic weapon" and relaxation for neighbors - Shchelin on Putin's conference

The Volodymyr Putin’s message to the Federal Assembly has been repeatedly postponed, escalating expectations of a decisive sense, concluded in it. In some way, two weeks before his re-election, the Russian President managed to designate this sense.          
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01 Mar 2018
Comment Pavlo Shchelin

Fear of looking into abyss

If in January it was possible to identify some key events and using them to assess the state of the Russian system of authoritarian equilibrium, then February 2018 turned to be quite different in character. This month was a kaleidoscope of many small and, at first glance, nondescript events, centered around an unnamed problem. I mean a terrible emptiness...
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10 Oct 2017
Comment Pavlo Shchelin

Pavlo Shchelin: Reformation period 2.0 is possible in Russia

Russian Pavlo Shchelin, an Associate Expert of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future, at the request of the UIF, investigated protests in Russia.
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12 Sep 2017
Comment Pavlo Shchelin

Pavlo Shchelin on elections in Moscow: 14% of anti-imperial Russians exist not only in social enquiries

For the first time in four years, more than 200 political activists were chosen to the elected body, not hiding at the same time their liberal-democratic orientation, including the rejection of the annexation of the Crimea. This moment is important as an indicator of the heterogeneity of Russian society, and as a proof that 14% of anti-imperial Russians...
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