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Krastev I 134
Economy/Policy of Russia/Krastev: Post-communist Russia illustrates how a handful of politically unaccountable and self-enriching rulers have, despite internal rivalries, managed to stay atop
the country's fragmented society without resorting to historically significant levels of mass violence. Economist Gabriel Zucman calculated that, in 2015 , 52 per cent of Russia's wealth resided outside of the country.(1)
Krastev: This political model, neither democratic nor authoritarian, neither exploitative of a working-class majority in the Marxist sense nor repressive of all individual freedoms in the liberal sense, is an image ofthe future that should keep us awake at night. This is the nightmare the Kremlin wants us to have.(2)
Power/Krastev: What is causing anxiety among some Western liberals is not the fear that Russia will run the world, but that much of the world will be run the way Russia is run today.


1. Gabriel Zucman, The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens (University of Chicago Press, 2016).
2. Franklin Foer, 'How Kleptocracy Came to America', The Atlantic (March 2019).


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Policy of Russia
Krastev I
Ivan Krastev
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The Light that Failed: A Reckoning London 2019


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