Federalism in Russia

  title={Federalism in Russia},
  author={E. Zhuravskaya},
Reforms during the 1990s in Russia entailed not only economic liberalization and democratization but also transition from a highly centralized unitary state to a highly decentralized federal state. Since the advent of Vladimir Putin’s presidency, former president Boris Yeltsin’s experiments with decentralization have been recognized as unsuccessful and as leading to the very collapse of Russia. A consensus has emerged—among scholars, politicians, and the society at large—that the attempt to… Expand
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