About Dmitry Butrin

Dmitry Butrin is a Moscow based journalist. He is the head of the economic policy section at the 'Kommersant' daily. 

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Russia paralysed by pragmatism

Officially, the Russian government is above politics. While this stance worked well during the boom years, since the financial crisis it has been paralysing government. Reform is urgently needed. But how can these be pushed through without recourse to politics? Russia’s non-political period is drawing to a close, Dmitry Butrin reckons.

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