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The Great Transformation: How the Putin Plan Altered Russian Society

Institute for the Study of International Politics Policy Brief, No. 32, May 2009

6 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2011  

Nicolai N. Petro

University of Rhode Island

Date Written: May 5, 2009

Abstract

Although Vladimir Putin is widely credited with having restored Russia to economic growth, this is but one result of the much more ambitious “Putin Plan” for the social reconstruction of Russian society through stable economic growth and a sound legal environment. The Putin Plan originally had two phases, of which Putin managed to finish only the first, consolidation phase during his presidency. The second, reconstruction phase, currently being overseen by Dmitry Medvedev, is meant to create Russia's first truly liberal society, but its full implementation has been delayed by the collapse of the global economy. While many challenges remain for Russia, the enormous popularity of the “Putin Plan”, especially among young people, should allow Russia to emerge from the current global economic crisis in a good position for the future.

Keywords: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Putin Plan, Dmitry Medvedev, Legal Reform, Democratization

Suggested Citation

Petro, Nicolai N., The Great Transformation: How the Putin Plan Altered Russian Society (May 5, 2009). Institute for the Study of International Politics Policy Brief, No. 32, May 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1955176

Nicolai N. Petro (Contact Author)

University of Rhode Island ( email )

Political Science Department
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Kingston, RI 02881
United States

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