The Russian Elite in Search of a Development Model
The next Russian president will take up office in one year's time. With a mandate now fixed at six years, his vision for the country will be implemented to 2018. Russia's development model and its implications for the country's international position are subject to more or less open debate among the elite. In other terms, our analysis of Russia's future should not be limited to the contest between Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev.