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Russian Challenges

Between Freedom and Energy

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Edited By Galina Michaleva and Andrey Ryabov

This book analyses the influence that oil and gas have on various sides of Russia’s contemporary internal and foreign policy. On the one hand, the factor oil and gas enabled the ruling elite to strengthen the state institutions and to stabilize Russia’s political and social system after decades of instability. Relying on the new economic opportunities contributed to the growth of revenues of the mass sections of population, and owing to the increased export of natural fuel resources Russia significantly strengthened its influence on international politics. But on the other hand, authoritarian tendencies increased in politics. The contributions of this book inquire into the gradually declining role of independent actors in relation to the government, and the increasing authority of the elites in power who continue to represent their corporate interests as being national ones.

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Table of Contents Galina Michaleva and Andrey Ryabov Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Grigory Yavlinsky Anticipating the Crisis: Russian Economic Prospects . . . . . . 11 Andrey Ryabov Russian Reforms: The Path of Modernization or Optimization of the Existing System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Vladimir Milov The Role of Oil & Gas in the Russian Economy . . . . . . . . . . 33 Nina Poussenkova In Search of “Oildorado” … East Siberia and the Far East: Russia’s Petroleum Frontier . . . . 53 Fyodor Lukyanov Russia–EU Relations: The Impact of the Energy Boom . . . . . 93 Alexej Yablokov The De-Ecologization of Russia: Causes and Effects. . . . . . . 103 Natalia Zubarevich Regional Development and Big Business in Russia’s Regions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Dmitrij Furman 2008. New Alternatives in Russian History . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 6 Table of Contents Maria Gordeyeva The Choice of Russia: The Lure and the Misery of Political Stability . . . . . . . . . . 153 Alexei Zudin Regime and Rotation: What’s Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Galina Michaleva Liberal Opposition Under Authoritarianism . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Galina Michaleva and Andrey Ryabov Afterword. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 The Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237

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