This book examines President Vladimir Putin’s Olympic project as a window into understanding the workings of Russia today. It argues that Putin’s top-down approach to the Olympics is an illustrative case study of his leadership style for Russia as a whole. The book highlights the history of Russia’...
To Be Published January 31st 2016 by Routledge
Implications for Conflict and Cooperation
This book examines Russia's new assertiveness and the role of energy as a key factor in shaping the country's behavior in international relations, and in building political and economic power domestically, since the 1990s. Energy transformed Russia's fortunes after its decline during the 1990s. The...
Published April 8th 2010 by Routledge
A Guide to the Politics, Policies and Leaders
Russia is divided into seven federal districts encompassing 89 units -- regions (oblasts), territories (krais), and republics. As central power has weakened, the importance of these units and their local leadership has increased commensurately.This work brings together in one volume all basic...
Published June 30th 2000 by Routledge