06/02/2024

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2024 Russia elections

The latest analysis by Researcher Edina Julianna Haiszky

This analysis endeavors to present a comprehensive portrayal of the political landscape in post-Soviet Russia. The dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 ushered in a period of significant political transformations, marked by economic tumult and a quest for a renewed national identity. The shift from a  party-led state to a more diverse system, steered by charismatic figures like Boris Yeltsin, witnessed legal reforms culminating in the adoption of a semi-presidential system in 1993. Despite facing challenges on economic and social fronts, Vladimir Putin's rise in 1999 prioritized stability, yet constitutional amendments in 2008 and 2020 prompted concerns about the concentration of power and the erosion of democratic norms. This groundwork provides a solid foundation for delving into the prominent figures shaping the imminent Russian presidential elections in March 2024.

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