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October 2014

Defibrillating the Vertikal? Putin and Russian Grand Strategy

08 October in ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Published by: Chatham House | The Royal Institute of International Affairs Date: 07 October 2014 Author: Dr Andrew Monaghan | Senior Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme The Ukraine crisis has demonstrated the effectiveness of the Russian power vertikal, but it also reflects the difficulties the leadership faces in creating that power. [caption id="attachment_2750" align="alignnone" width="582"] Russian builders repair a part of the Kremlin wall at Aleksandrovsky garden in Moscow on 25 September 2014.       Photo by Getty Images.[/caption] This...