On the Threshold of Modernization
In his survey of Russia’s domestic political scene the author holds that Russia today is about to enter a new stage in its post-Soviet development. The destructive stage that was part of Boris Yeltsin’s presidency was superseded by a stage of stabilization providing the substantive foundation for the first years of Vladimir Putin in power. Today, however, the stabilizing factors have spent themselves. A new stage in development, a stage of modernization, becomes an urgent necessity.