How to Vote When There’s No Election
Rahvusvahelised uudised 08 Oct 2011  EWR
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Vladimir Kara Murza

Following the events of September 24, when Vladimir Putin announced his intention to remain in power for another twelve years, it is becoming increasingly likely that the next change of government in Russia will take place outside of the official “electoral” schedule. Growing discontent, falling oil prices, likely economic downturn, and a rigid authoritarian system devoid of checks and balances—or even “steam valves”—do not make for a stable combination. Opposition leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov called Putin’s decision “the catalyst for civil unrest and possible revolutionary events” in the country....

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