Putin’s Wealth: The Next Episode?

I first learned from Andy over at Siberian Light about the press brouhaha over Putin’s alleged $40 billion tucked away in banks in Switzerland and Lichtenstein. Intrigued, I set my sights on said press accounts for the story. Claims of Putin’s hidden money bags comes from an interview Stanislav Belkovsky recently gave to Die Welt. […]

A Geneology of “Putinism”

As the sun begins to set on Putin’s Presidency and his direct personal sway over Russia’s future is still undetermined, there is one legacy we can count on. A new “-ism” called Putinism. With the help of LexisNexis, I’ve been trying to track down the first appearance of this supposed ideology attached to the person […]