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Illiberal Democracy
What Russia Can Be

Russian politics are democratic in form but illiberal in substance. The reasons are instructive, and not just for Russians.

Appeared in: Volume 02, Number 2 | Published on: November 1, 2006
Allen C. Lynch is director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Virginia and author, most recently, of How Russia is Not Ruled (2005).
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