INSOR Russia: Institute of Contemporary Development
Updated June 28, 2019

December 9, 2011

Россия в иностранной прессе

ПРЕСА РОСІЇ: ВЛАДА НЕ ГОТОВА ДО ДІАЛОГУ З ОПОЗИЦІЄЮ

Корреспондент.net

Головне, щоб влада відмовилася від своєї колишньої практики застосування "політтехнологій і спецоперацій", вважає керівник Інституту сучасного розвитку Ігор Юргенс. Тандем з радниками, на думку експерта, "недооцінили того, що суспільство стало новим, технологічно сучасним, а відносини на політичній верхівці стали неофеодальними".

RUSSIAN ELECTION WRATH SWELLS PROTESTS AS PUTIN BLAMES CLINTON

Bloomberg

The demonstrations are drawing support from younger Russians, whose main involvement in politics has been through the Internet, and who became disenchanted after Medvedev, 46, proposed on Sept. 24 that Putin seek the presidency, said Evgeny Gontmakher, an economist at the Institute of Contemporary Development in Moscow. A page on the social networking site Facebook Inc. registered more than 30,000 people who said they would attend tomororw’s rally. Organizers called on people who wanted to protest for clean elections to show up wearing white ribbons and carry flowers or balloons. “The people who showed up at Chistiye Prudy and the ones who are on Facebook writing that they’ll come -— they had been counting on Medvedev,” Gotmakher said. “Sept. 24 was a huge disappointment.”

PROTESTERS HARNESS POWER OF FACEBOOK

The Moscow Times

"Especially those who supported [President Dmitry] Medvedev feel betrayed and are ready to protest," said Yevgeny Gontmakher, one of the country's leading sociologists and a board member of the Contemporary Development Institute, an influential think tank that had backed the president's reformist course.