Stephen Cohen: A New Kind of Politics in Russia

Stephen Cohen: A New Kind of Politics in Russia

Stephen Cohen: A New Kind of Politics in Russia

What are the possibilities for democratic reform in a country that has known little else but autocratic rule?


With thousands protesting against alleged electoral fraud in Russia’s presidential vote on Sunday, is a new political era slowly being ushered in? Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen argues on Democracy Now! this morning that right now, Russia is in an unusual moment with “possibilities for real democratic reform.” But even at a time of great opportunity, he warns, the situation remains both unique and fragile. 

—Elizabeth Whitman

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