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Russia under Vladimir Putin-A select bibliography


          English publications

Aburamoto, M. "Who takes care of the residents? United Russia and the regions facing the monetization of l'goty." Acta slavica iaponica 28 (2010): 101-15.

Adachi, Yuko. "Subsoil law reform in Russia under the Putin administration." Europe-Asia studies 61, no. 8 (2009): 1393-414.

Anderson, John. "Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church: Asymmetric symphonia?" Journal of international affairs 61, no. 1 (2007): 185-201.

Antonenko, O. "Putin's gamble." Survival 43, no. 4 (2001): 49-59.

Averre, Derek. "Russian foreign policy and the global political environment." Problems of post-Communism 55, no. 5 (2008): 28-39.

Baev, K. "Instrumentalizing counterrorism for regime consolidation in Putin's Russia." Studies in conflict and terrorism 27, no. 4 (2004): 337-52.

Black, J. L. Vladimir Putin and the new world order: Looking east, looking west? Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.

Bremmer, Ian and Samuel Charap. "The siloviki in Putin's Russia: Who they are and what they want." Washington quarterly 30, no. 1 (2006): 83-92.

Browning, Christopher. "Reassessing Putin's project: Reflections on IR theory and the West." Problems of post-Communism 55, no. 5 (2008): 3-13.

Brzezinski, Zbigniew. "Putin's choice." Washington quarterly 31, no. 2 (2008): 95-116.

Cassiday, J. A. and E. D. Johnson. "Putin, Putiniana and the question of a post-Soviet cult of personality." Slavonic and East European review 88, no. 4 (2010): 681-707.


Chebankova, Elena. Civil society in Putin's Russia. London: Routledge, 2013.


Easter, Gerald M. "The Russian state in the time of Putin." Post-Soviet affairs 24, no. 3 (2008): 199-230.

Evans, Alfred B., Jr. "Putin's legacy and Russia's identity." Europe-Asia studies 60, no. 6 (2008): 899-912.

Facon, Isabelle. The modernisation of the Russian military: The ambitions & ambiguities of Vladimir Putin. Shrivenham, UK: Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Conflict Studies Research Centre, 2005.

Galeotti, Mark, ed. The politics of security in modern Russia. Burlington, VT: Ashgate 2010.

Gehlbach, Scott. "Reflections on Putin and the media." Post-Soviet affairs 26, no. 1 (2010): 77-87.

Goldman, Marshall I. Petrostate: Putin, power, and the new Russia. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Gudkov, Lev. "The nature of 'Putinism'." Russian social science review 52, no. 6 (2011): 21-47.

Hanson, Philip. Putin again: Implications for Russia and the West. London: Chatham House, 2012.

Hashim, S. M. "Putin's etatization project and limits to democratic reforms in Russia." Communist and post-Communist studies 38, no. 1 (2005): 25-48.

Headley, James. Russia and the Balkans: Foreign policy from Yeltsin to Putin. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.

Hedenskog, Jakob, Vilhelm Konnander, Bertil Nygren, Ingmar Oldberg, and Christer Pursiainen, eds. Russia as a great power: Dimensions of security under Putin. London: Routledge, 2005.

Herspring, Dale R., ed. Putin's Russia: Past imperfect, future uncertain. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Hill, Ronald J. and Ottorino Cappelli, eds. Putin and Putinism. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Hyde, M. "Putin's federal reforms and their implications for presidential power in Russia." Europe-Asia studies 53, no. 5 (2001): 719-43.

Ivanenko, Vlad. "Russian energy policy and its domestic and foreign implications." International journal 63, no. 2 (2008): 263-74.

Jankauskas, A., ed. Transformation of Putin's regime. Why transitology is not applicable to post-Soviet Russia? Vilnius: Vilnius University Press, 2007.

Kasymov, Shavkat. "Statism in Russia: The implications for US-Russian relations." Journal of Slavic military studies 24, no. 3 (2011): 529-52.

Lo, Bobo. Vladimir Putin and the evolution of Russian foreign policy. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.

Lucas, Edward. The new Cold War: How the Kremlin menaces both Russia and the West. London: Bloomsbury, 2008.

Mathers, Jennifer G. "Nuclear weapons in Russian foreign policy: Patterns in presidential discourse 2000-2010." Europe-Asia studies 64, no. 3 (2012): 495-519.

McFaul, M. "Russia under Putin." Journal of democracy 11, no. 3 (2000): 19-33.

McFaul, Michael and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss. "The myth of the authoritarian model." Foreign affairs 87, no. 1 (2008): 68-84.

Medvedev, Sergei. Rethinking the national interest: Putin's turn in Russian foreign policy. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany: George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, 2004.

Mendelson, Sarah Elizabeth and Theodore P. Gerber. "Us and them: Anti-American views of the Putin generation." Washington quarterly 31, no. 2 (2008): 131-50.

Mishler, W. J. and P. Willerton. "The dynamics of presidential popularity in post-Communist Russia: Cultural imperative versus neo-institutional choice?" Journal of politics 65, no. 1 (2003): 111-41.

Moses, J. C. "Russian local politics in the Putin-Medvedev era." Europe-Asia studies 62, no. 9 (2010): 1427-52.

Myagkov, M. P. and C. Ordershook. "The trail of voters in Russia's 1999 Duma and 2000 presidential elections." Communist and post-Communist studies 34, no. 3 (2001): 353-70.

Nicholson, M. "Putin's Russia: slowing the pendulum without stopping the clock." International affairs 77, no. 4 (2001): 867-84.

Nodia, Ghia. "The Wounds of Lost Empire." Journal of democracy 20, no. 2 (2009): 34-38.

Nygren, Bertil. The rebuilding of Greater Russia: Putin's foreign policy towards the CIS countries. London: Routledge, 2008.


Pirani, Simon. Change in Putin's Russia: Power, money and people. London: Pluto Press, 2010.

Politkovskaia, Anna. Putin's Russia: Life in a failing democracy. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2005. [Translation of the Russian original Putinskaia Rossiia

Popov, Vladimir. "Resurgent Russian economy?" International journal 63, no. 2 (2008): 247-61.

Powell, David E. "Vladimir Putin's foreign policy and the Western response to it." American foreign policy interests 22, no. 5 (2000): 10-38.

Protsyk, O. "Ruling with decrees: Presidential decree making in Russia and Ukraine." Europe-Asia studies 56, no. 5 (2004): 637-60.

Renz, B. "Putin's militocracy? An alternative interpretation of siloviki in contemporary Russian politics." Europe-Asia studies 58, no. 6 (2006): 903-24.


Roberts, S. P. Putin's United Russia Party. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, New York: Routledge, 2012.

Rose, R. New Russia barometer XI: An end of term report. Glasgow: Centre for the Study of Public Policy, University of Strathclyde, 2003.

Roxburgh, Angus. The strongman: Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia. London: I.B. Tauris, 2012.

Rumer, Eugene B. Russian foreign policy beyond Putin. Abingdon: Routledge, 2007.

Russell, J. "Ramzan Kadyrov: The indigenous key to success in Putin's Chechenization strategy?" Nationalities papers 36, no. 4 (2008): 659-87.

Sakwa, Richard, ed. Power and policy in Putin's Russia. London: Routledge, 2009.

———. "Putin's leadership: Character and consequences." Europe-Asia studies 60, no. 6 (2008): 879-97.

Sakwa, R. and et al. "Special issue: Power and policy in Putin's Russia." Europe-Asia studies 60, no. 6 (2008): 879-1120. [This special issue of the journal published 12 articles] 

Schmidt, Matthew. "Is Putin pursuing a policy of Eurasianism?" Demokratizatsiya: The journal of post-Soviet democratization 13, no. 1 (2005): 87-99.

Shlapentokh, V. "Perceptions of foreign threats to the regime: From Lenin to Putin." Communist and post-Communist studies 42, no. 3 (2009): 305-24.

———. "Putin's first year in office: The new regime's uniqueness in Russian history." Communist and post-Communist studies 34, no. 4 (2001): 371-99.

Silitski, Vitali. "Tools of autocracy." Journal of democracy 20, no. 2 (2009): 42-46.

Slider, Darrell. "Putin's 'Southern Strategy': Dmitriy Kozak and the dilemmas of recentralization." Post-Soviet affairs 24, no. 2 (2008): 177-97.

Solomon, Peter H. "Vladimir Putin's quest for a strong state." International journal on world peace 22, no. 2 (2005): 3-12.

Spechler, Dina Rome. "Russian foreign policy during the Putin presidency." Problems of post-Communism 57, no. 5 (2010): 35-50.

Stent, Angela E. "Restoration and revolution in Putin's foreign policy." Europe-Asia studies 60, no. 6 (2008): 1089-106.

Stuermer, Michael. Putin and the rise of Russia. New York: Pegasus Books, 2009.

Treisman, D. "Putin's silovarchs." Orbis 51, no. 1 (2007): 141-53.

Trumellini, L. "Putin's Russia." The federalist: A political review [Pavia, Italy] 46, no. 3 (2004): 140-69.

Tsygankov, A. P. "If not by tanks, then by banks? The role of soft power in Putin's foreign policy." Europe-Asia studies 58, no. 7 (2006): 1079-99.

———. "New challenges for Putin's foreign policy." Orbis 50, no. 1 (2006): 153-65.

Tsygankov, Andrei P. "Vladmir Putin's vision of Russia as a normal great power." Post-Soviet affairs 21, no. 2 (2005): 132-58.

White, S., ed. Media, culture and society in Putin's Russia. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Wolosky, L. S. "Putin's plutocrat problem." Foreign affairs 79, no. 2 (2000): 18-31. 

          Russian publications

Barinov, Aleksandr. Chetyre goda s Putinym. Moskva: Vremia, 2004.

Baryshnikov, V. N., A. V. Ostrovskii, and P. M. Kozhin. Prezident Putin: Vnutrenniaia i vneshniaia politika Rossii i rossiisko-kitaiskie otnosheniia. Otsenka kitaiskikh politologov. In-t Dal'nego Vostoka RAN, 2001.

Boikov, V. E. "Izmeneniia v nastroenii rossiiskogo obshchestva za dva goda prezidentstva V. V. Putina." Sotsiologiia vlasti 3 (2002): 5-64.


Chirikova, A. E. "Putinskie reformy i pozitsionirovanie regional’nykh elit v Rossii." Mir Rossii 15, no. 1 (2006): 3-28.

Chugrov, S. "Rossiia - IAponiia: Nestoiavshiisia proryv." Rossiia v global’noi politike 3, no. 1 (2005): 150-60.

Diligenskii, G. G. "Putin i rossiiskaia demokratiia." Aktual'nye problemy Evropy 4, no. 139-153 (2001).

Fursov, A. "Rossiiskaia Federatsiia v nachale XXI veka." Moskva 1 (2008): 192-218.

Gavrilova, M. V. "Smyslovaia modernizatsiia russkogo politicheskogo diskursa: Na primere eksplikatsii kontsepta "gosudarstvo."" Polis 3 (2007): 125-32.

Golosov, G. V., L. E. Bliakher, and K. E. Koktysh. Rezhim Putina, idei i praktika. Moskva: V. Sekachev, 2005.

Grebenichenko, S. F. Putinskaia Rossiia. Moskva: RUDN, 2007.

Grigor’ev, L., A. Zagorskii, and M. Urnov. Vtoroi srok prezidentskogo pravleniia V. Putina: Dilemmy rossiiskoi politiki. Moskva: Prava Cheloveka, 2004.

Gudkov, Lev. "Priroda "putinizma."" Vestnik obshchestvennogo mneniia 3 (2009): 6-21.

Ivanov, V. Putin i regiony: TSentralizatsiia Rossii. Moskva: Evropa, 2006.

Khalidov, D. "Elitnyi konflikt i "plan Putina": O strategii razvitiia Rossii." Obozrevatel’ - Observer 1 (2008): 12-27.

Kherd, G. P. and R. Puglisi. "Natsional’naia bezopasnost’ i migratsionnaia politika v Rossii vremen V. Putina: Vzgliad izvne." Mezhdunarodnaia migratsiia naseleniia: Rossiia i sovremennyi mir 11 (2003): 52-61.

Kryshtanovskaia, O. "Politicheskie reformy Putina i elita." Obshchestvo i ekonomika 4/5 (2003): 3-50.

———. "Rezhim Putina: Liberal’naia militokratiia?" Pro et contra 7, no. 4 (2002): 158-80.

Kurginian, S. "Proekt Putina. Politicheskii genezis." Rossiia XXI 2 (2010): 6-23.

Lapina, N. IU., ed. Dva prezidentskikh sroka V. V. Putina: Dinamika peremen. Sbornik nauchnykh trudov. Moskva: INION RAN, 2008.

Leonov, N. S. Rossiia 2000-2008. Zakat ili rassvet? Kirov: Russkii Dom, 2008.

Luzianin, S. G. Vostochnaia politika Vladimira Putina : vozvrashchenie Rossii na "Bol’shoi Vostok", 2004-2008 gg. Moskva: Vostok-Zapad, 2007.

Martianov, V. S. "Ideologiia V. V. Putina: Kontseptualizatsiia poslanii Prezidenta RF." Politeks = Politex 3, no. 1 (2007): 147-74.

Medvedev, R. Vladimir Putin: Prodolzhenie sleduet. Moskva: Vremia, 2009. 

_______. Vladimir Putin. Moskva: Molodaia Gvardiia, 2007. 

_______. Vremia Putina? : Rossiia na rubezhe vekov. Moskva: Prava Cheloveka, 2001.

Medvedev, Sergei. Peresmotr natsional’nykh interesov: Rossiiskaia vneshniaia politika v epokhu Putina. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Deutschland: George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, 2004.

Mikhailovskaia, E., ed. Rossiia Putina. Ruiny i rostki oppozitsii. Moskva: Panorama, 2005.

Mikhaleva, G. M. "Grazhdanskoe obshchestvo: Novye formy i osobennosti deiatelnosti vo vtoroi srok prezidenta V. V. Putina." In Rossiiskaia politika XXI veka: Nepoliticheskii potentsial politicheskogo. Materialy mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii, Moskva, 23-24 aprelia 2009 g., edited by A. P. Logunov, 229-42. Moskva: RGGU, 2009.

Mommen, A. "Zaiavka Putina na vlast’: Konets rossiiskogo federalizma?" Polis 5 (2000): 70-80.

Mommsen, M. "Ispolnitel'naia vlast' v sisteme rossiiskogo gosudarstva i tandem Putin/Medvedev." In Rossiia: Itogi poslednego desiatiletiia (1998-2008) i perspektivy razvitiia: Sbornik statei, 33-66. Moskva: ROSSPEN, 2010.

Morozov, S. Diplomatiia Putina: Russkoe dziudo na mirovom tatami. Sankt-Peterburg: Izd-vo "Krylov", 2008.

———. Diplomatiia V. V. Putina: Vneshniaia politika Rossii 1999-2004 gg. Sankt-Peterburg: Izdatel’skii Dom "Izmailovskii", 2004.

Mukhin, A. A. "Osobaia papka" Vladimira Putina: Itogi pervogo prezidentskogo sroka i otnosheniia s krupnymi sobstvennikami. Moskva: TSentr Politicheskoi Informatsii, 2004.

Musatov, V. "O vneshnei politike prezidenta V. Putina." Mir peremen 3, no. 73-83 (2007).

Oreshkin, D. "Ot Gorbacheva k Putinu s ostanovkami." Svobodnaia mysl' 12 (2009): 51-64.

Pavlenko, V. ""Novaia industrializatsiia": Geopoliticheskie, ideologicheskie, vybornye aspekty." Obozrevatel’ - Observer 6 (2007): 6-14.

Pishcheva, T. N. "Transformatsiia obraza ideal’nogo prezidenta v postsovetskoi Rossii: Analiz vospriiatiia rossiiskikh politikov." In Politiko-psikhologicheskie problemy issledovaniia massovogo soznaniia, edited by R. V. Bazikov, 133-64. Moskva: Aspekt Press, 2002.

Poliakov, L. V., ed. Pro suverennuiu demokratiiu. Moskva: Evropa, 2007.

———. Putinskaia Rossiia: politicheskaia degradatsiia ili politicheskaia modernizatsiia? Moskva: GU VSHE, 2007.

Pronin, E. A. "Osnovnye vneshnepoliticheskie ideologemmy poslanii prezidenta Rossiiskoi Federatsii V. V. Putina Federal'nomu Sobraniiu v 2000-2006 gg. Opyt diskurs-analiza." In Mezhdunarodnye otnosheniia: Istoriia i sovremennye aspekty. Teorii i issledovatelskie praktiki. Vyp. 1, edited by N. A. Batishcheva and O. V. Pavlenko, 289-302. Moskva: Piatigorskii Gos. Lingvisticheskii Universitet, 2007.

Reshetnikov, O. M. Partiinoe stroitel'stvo v Rossii v gody vtorogo prezidentstva V. V. Putina. Moskva: Sputnik+ 2010.

Riabova, T. B.O. V. Riabov. "Nastoiashchii muzhchina rossiiskoi politiki? K voprosu o gendernom diskurse kak resurse vlasti." Polis 5 (2010): 48-63.

Semenov, V. "Putin i Rossiia: Deiatel’nost’, lichnost’," Obozrevatel’ = Observer 2 (2005): 5-19.

Shestopal, E. B., ed. Obrazy rossiiskoi vlasti ot El'tsina do Putina. Moskva: ROSSPEN, 2008.

Shestopal, E. B., T. N. Pishcheva, E. M. Gikavyi, and V. A. Zorin. "Obraz V. V. Putina v soznanii rossiiskikh grazhdan." Polis 3 (2004): 6-21.

Shimov, I. A. "Epokha Vladimira Putina i transformatsiia rossiiskoi gosudarstvennosti." Neprikosnovennyi zapas 57 (2008): 26-39.

Shipov, A. L. "Faktory populiarnosti prezidenta V. V. Putina na vyborakh 2004 goda: Analiz regionalnykh razlichii." Izv. Ros. Gos. Ped. Un-ta. Obshchestv. i gumanit. nauki 106 (2009): 230-40.

Sogrin, V. V. "Protivorechivye itogi prezidentstva V. Putina." Obshchestvennye nauki i sovremennost' 1 (2009): 69-87.

Startsev, IA. IU. "Politicheskaia sistema v zerkale diskursa: Opyt rekonstruktsii logiki prezidentskikh poslanii." Politeks = Politex 3, no. 1 (2007): 175-89.

Stel’makh, V. "Unitarnaia federatsiia prezidenta V. Putina." In Kavkaz, Rossiia, Evropa: Problemy regional’noi bezopasnosti, edited by T. M. Matiugina, 14-45. Moskva: Pandora-1, 2003.

Svoboda, K. "Politicheskie preobrazovaniia i ekonomicheskie reformy v Rossii v epokhu Putina." Politeks = Politex 4, no. 4 (2008): 129-38.

Tret'iakov, V. "Pragmatizm vneshnei politiki V. Putina." Mezhdunarodnaia zhizn' 5, no. 19-25 (2002).

Tsipko, A. S., ed. Spory epokhi Putina: Kruglye stoly "Literaturnoi gazety" i gazety "Rossiia". Moskva: Literaturnaia Gazeta, 2004.

Verkhovskii, A. "Bespokoinoe sosedstvo: Russkaia Pravoslavnaia TSerkov’ i putinskoe gosudarstvo." In Rossiia Putina. Pristrastnyi vzgliad, edited by A. M. Verkhovskii, E. V. Mikhailovskaia and V. V. Pribylovskii, 79-134. Moskva: Panorama, 2003. 

Vladislavlev, A. Novaia legitimnost’ Putina+ Novoe pravitel’stvo= Novaia sistema vlasti? Prioritety vtorogo sroka: Materialy kruglogo stola Analit. Soveta fonda, 23 marta 2004 g. Moskva: Fond "Edinstvo vo imia Rossii", 2004.

Zudin, A. IU. "Rezhim V. Putina: Kontury novoi politicheskoi sistemy." ONS (Obshchestvennye nauki i sovremennost’) 2 (2003): 67-83.

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