Red to Brown

Gessen, Masha
September 2004
New Republic;9/27/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 13, p14
Offers a look at political and social changes being made in Russia as of September 2004. Claim that Russia is about to turn itself into a dictatorship; Report that President Vladimir Putin has announced political reforms that will eliminate direct elections except those for president; History of political violence in Russia which has led to a society of fear; Attacks of Russia against separatists in Chechnya; Discussion of Putin's rise to power; Reference to a massacre at middle school in Beslan, in which Chechen rebels killed over 300; Discussion of public opinion polls in Russia which show a distrust of government; Claim that Putin aims to restrict civil liberties and political freedoms; Report that the government is in control of all broadcast media and most print media; Suggestion that the next Russian government will be a fascist one; Possibility that either Dmitry Rogozin or Eduard Limonov will become the next leader of Russia.


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