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With a struggling economy and elections looming, why do so many Russians still back their government?

Gontmakher, Evgeny (2016) With a struggling economy and elections looming, why do so many Russians still back their government? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (14 Sep 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Russia is due to hold parliamentary elections on 18 September. To coincide with the elections, we will be running a number of articles on Russian politics and society. In this contribution, Evgeny Gontmakher writes on why Russian citizens still continue to show strong support for the current government despite a faltering economy. He notes that part of the explanation lies in the strong economic performance of Russia between 2000 and 2014, while the lack of a genuinely effective opposition that can inspire Russians to voice discontent has also played a role.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 14:29
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70252

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