Marie Mendras is a research fellow with the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and a professor at Sciences Po University’s School of International Affairs in Paris. She is author of 'Russian politics: the paradox of a weak state' (C Hurst & Co, 2012)
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Back to no future
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