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Title: Russia’s “conservative modernization”: how to silence the voices of the opposition
Authors: Rousseau, Richard
Keywords: Russia
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: OBSERVARE. Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
Citation: Rousseau, Richard (2015). "Russia's «conservative modernization»: how to silence the voices of the opposition". JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations, Vol. 6, N.º 2, November 2015-April 2016. Consulted [online] on date of last visit,
Abstract: Under Dmitry Medvedev’s and now Vladimir Putin’s presidency, modernization was/is presented as a national imperative for the Russian government. It became a political slogan and a means by which to restore Russia’s power internally and externally. This campaign serves to push the agendas of some of Russia’s ruling elite within the larger ruling camp. This article tries to answer the following question: How do Russian elites understand modernization, both historically and within the current context? It concludes that Russian “political technologists”, who have been in power in the last 15 years, have become masters in the art of silencing the voices of those who take a critical view of the government’s policies.
Peer Reviewed: yes
ISSN: 1647-7251
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