“Putin’s power is wielded through a network of repressive social controls”

Even though the Russian president appears to be increasingly isolated, it would be impossible for him to run the country alone, as Françoise Daucé, a specialist on governmental-societal relations in Russia, points out. The expert, who heads the CERCEC laboratory, describes how in the past decade Vladimir Putin has established a power base spanning every component of his country’s society.
Author: Redaction