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

December 13, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Development

CIVIL SOCIETY AWAKENS IN RUSSIA: WHAT NEXT?

ИТАР-ТАСС

Political scientist Boris Makarenko believes that changing the tandem’s plans would mean recognition of United Russia’s defeat. However, he is confident that both the prime minister and president must draw conclusions from what is happening: “Such a political system is absolutely unusable.” The expert believes that one of the main mistakes of the authorities is the failure of the right-wing liberal project: “Had the authorities not strangled the Right Cause party of Mikhail Prokhorov, United Russia would have a reasonable partner on the right. Instead, the authorities made the urban middle class, which is centre-right in nature, to give their votes to the left.”

Россия в иностранной прессе

NINE DAYS THAT SHOOK THE KREMLIN. But what's next for Russia's newly emboldened protest movement?

Foreign Policy

On Sunday, President Dmitry Medvedev took to his page on Facebook -— the nerve center of the protest's organization -— and said the following: «Under the Constitution, the citizens of Russia have freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. People have a right to express their position, which is what they did yesterday. It is good that all took place within the framework of the law. I do not agree with the slogans or the statements made at rallies. Nevertheless, I have given the order to check all instances from polling stations regarding compliance with the legislation on elections.» This was truly bizarre. (...)

«The president's response is ridiculous,» Igor Yurgens, head of a Moscow think tank closely associated with Medvedev, told me. «'I don't agree, but we'll figure out.' That's not an answer.» So far, none of the protesters' demands, from registering new parties to freeing those arrested in protests earlier last week, Yurgens pointed out, have been taken seriously.

GEWISSEN IN AUFRUHR

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Igor Yurgens, Vorsitzender des Institutes für zeitgenössische Entwicklung (und ehemaliger Unterstützer von Präsident Medwedjew ), klagt, der Kreml unterschätze „die Kluft, zwischen einer hoch entwickelten, fortgeschrittenen Gesellschaft und den feudalen Beziehungen, die auf den oberen Ebenen der Staatsmacht wirken“. Um dies zu ändern, werden die Eliten ihre Haltung nachhaltig ändern müssen.

NG: ACTIUNILE DE PROTEST OBLIGA AUTORITATILE RUSE SA STABILEASCA STRATEGIA CAMPANIEI PREZIDENTIALE

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In baza ultimelor evenimente au fost elaborate mai multe scenarii. Primul dintre acestea considera ca presedintele si premierull nu vor renunta la planurile lor, ceea ce ar insemna recunoasterea “Rusiei Unite”, conform parerii directorului pentru probleme social-politice ale dezvoltarii din Institutul de dezvoltare contemporana, Boris Makarenko, care considera ca actuala putere a dus la esuarea proiectului liberalilor de dreapta, condusi de MIhail Prohorov, pierzand astfel un partener de dreapta al “Rusiei Unite”.