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  • Kremlin Capitalism

    09/23/2006 5:27:58 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 10 replies · 396+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | Friday, September 22, 2006 | Marshall I. Goldman
    As Vladimir Putin nears the end of what he insists will be his last term as president, analysts can not help but notice how different the country is today from the one he inherited from his predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, in 2000. Most critics have focused on the way the Kremlin has increased its control of the media and eliminated regional gubernatorial elections. There have also been far-reaching changes in the ownership and management of several of the country's largest and richest energy and metals companies, however. Here, too, the Kremlin once again has begun to play a more intrusive role....
  • Economic imperialism in Russia

    01/21/2006 7:52:16 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 861+ views
    Korea Herald ^ | January 21, 2006 | Vladimer Papava and Frederick Starr
    Russia's use of natural gas to exert economic and political pressure on Ukraine has caused grave concern in the West. But Russia's pressure on Georgia has been even heavier - and has scarcely been noticed. In Georgia, as in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to implement the doctrine of a "liberal empire" put forward in October 2003 by Anatoli Chubais, the chairman of United Energy System (RAO UES), Russia's energy monopoly. According to Chubais, Russia will never find a place in either NATO or the European Union, so it must create an alternative to both, a new empire of...
  • The Policy of Personal Dislike

    03/21/2005 2:23:30 PM PST · by sergey1973 · 3 replies · 253+ views
    MosNews ^ | 03/18/2005 | Semyon Novoprudsky
    You’ll see: the main motive behind the bombing attack on Anatoly Chubais will soon be described as the “personal dislike” of a retired colonel, a pensioner, a veteran of the Afghanistan war, who tried to kill Chubais for “selling out the country,” as he would put it. But the shell-shocked pensioner was sane enough to see the trend: in today’s Russia, “personal dislike” is a good enough reason to destroy whatever it is you don’t like, because the government acts exactly the same.
  • Army officer held over attempted murder of Russia's privatization Czar?

    03/18/2005 9:36:43 AM PST · by lizol · 146+ views
    The China Post ^ | 2005/3/18
    Army officer held over attempted murder of Russia's privatization Czar? (updated PM 5:00) 2005/3/18 MOSCOW (AP) Russian police on Friday interrogated a retired army officer over a dramatic roadside assassination attempt against national electricity chief Anatoly Chubais, and newspapers speculated that powerful business enemies had aimed not to kill but to intimidate him. In a major blow to the country's image of growing stability under President Vladimir Putin, assailants on Thursday detonated a bomb and raked Chubais' armored car with automatic weapons fire as he was being driven to work from his home in an exclusive area west of Moscow....
  • Analysis: Russia's New Imperialism

    11/26/2004 8:18:01 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 267+ views
    rferl.org ^ | 26 November 2004 | Roman Kupchinsky
    "Russian democracy ends on the border with Ukraine" is an oft-repeated maxim among the Ukrainian political elite. It was reputedly coined by Volodymyr Vynnychenko, one of the leaders of the 1918 Ukrainian national revolution, after Lenin sent the Red Army to reconquer Ukraine after the fall of the Tsarist Russian empire. In recent years, Russia has sought to revive its historical influence over Ukraine. This is closely related to the emergence of a new Russian imperial idea, which roughly coincides with the election of Vladimir Putin as president in 2000. Prior to Putin's accession, talk of Russian interference in the...
  • Looting Russia's Free Market

    08/16/2002 7:13:59 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 14 replies · 393+ views
    INSIGHT magazine ^ | August 12, 2002 | Kelly Patricia O'Meara
    Americans are becoming only too aware of the financial tricks and deceit in which some of the nation's largest and most respected corporations engaged during the Clinton administration to pump up stock prices with fraudulently inflated profits. When the huge bubble no longer could be sustained the men and women at the top would bail out of their stock and pocket millions, leaving pensioners and other investors holding an empty bag. To market insiders these are known as "pump and dumps." While federal investigators are looking into the corporate malfeasance at Enron, WorldCom, Qwest Communications, AOL Time Warner and...
  • Putin's Crowning Glory

    12/09/2003 4:56:55 AM PST · by OESY · 6 replies · 253+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 9, 2003 | GEOFFREY T. SMITH
    <p>MOSCOW -- The allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin won a historic victory in elections at the weekend, giving the Kremlin effective control of the Duma, or lower house of parliament, for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union. Mr. Putin's allies in the United Russia party gained most at the expense of the Communist Party, which continued to wither. But the elections also contained two much less savory aspects: a huge protest vote from those who have yet to benefit from his rule, and a collapse in support for the only parties committed to Western-style liberalism.</p>
  • In Russia, the Score Is 0

    11/04/2003 6:20:08 AM PST · by OESY · 34 replies · 263+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 4, 2003 | GEORGE MELLOAN
    <p>Long ago in Leningrad, my wife and I were enjoying a gala dinner laid on by the local soviet for visiting trade center representatives from around the world. The band was playing "Tie a Yellow Ribbon," perhaps to remind us of how recently Americans had been prisoners in Vietnam. But then a fight broke out on the dance floor. A burly Russian, well lubricated with vodka, tried to cut in on another man's date.</p>
  • RAO UES chief sees Russia as liberal empire

    09/29/2003 8:30:29 PM PDT · by RussianConservative · 13 replies · 437+ views
    Russian Journal ^ | September 26, 2003
    MOSCOW - Russia’s main goal over the next 30-50 years is to build a liberal empire, Anatoly Chubais, head of RAO Unified Energy Systems of Russia, said at a news conference in St. Petersburg on Thursday. In his opinion, Russia should join neither the European Union nor NATO. However, it is necessary to take into account the contours of the new emerging world, which will unite the United States, the European Union, Japan and Russia. According to Mr. Chubais, the creation of a single economic space, linking together Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, will be a direct step towards the...