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About Nikolai Petrov

Nikolai Petrov is a senior research associate with the Institute of Geography at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Scholar-in-residence at the Moscow Carnegie Center.

Articles by Nikolai Petrov

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Russian elections: the abandoned script

Internal and external pressures seem to have triggered a radical readjustment in the Kremlin’s pre-election planning. The consequences may prove long-lasting, writes Nikolai Petrov

Political dialects: why Russia's regional elections matter

On March 13, Russia holds elections in twelve Russian regions — the last elections ahead of critical parliamentary and presidential elections. Nikolai Petrov suggests the results will give a good indication of the Kremlin’s control over electoral machinery and ability to monopolise political power

Kremlin control v grass-roots modernisation

Nikolai Petrov points out that despite increasingly desperate attempts by the Kremlin to assert top-down control, grassroots modernization still might win out
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