Understanding Global Issues

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Putin's Russia

Since 2000, Russia has stabilised under the disciplined leadership of Vladimir Putin, who was recently re-elected for a second four-year term. Russia's economy has been growing at over 5% a year, mainly thanks to oil, and life is improving for most ordinary people. But the war in Cechnya continues, poverty afflicts 30 million Russians and there are growing converns over democratic rights. What kind of country is Putin's Russia?

Published: January 2005 ISBN: 0852330065

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