In the short term it seems reasonable to assume that Putin wants to win the presidential elections in early March by an absolute majority in the first round. The election campaign will be a first pointer to where Russia is heading.
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This Sunday, on December 4, parliamentary elections are held in Russia as the first step in the country’s electoral cycle that will end with the presidential elections in early March 2012.
Based on three basic themes - multi-level governance, sustainable development, knowledge of the issues involved - the aim of the Baltic Worlds Annual Roundtable 2010 is to gather a number of stakeholders and scholars to discuss the development of the energy sector in the Baltic Sea Region. Welcome the 24th of November to Södertörn University.
Working-class neighborhoods in post-communist countries have often been depicted as unable to adapt to the new economic situation. Stefan Bouzarovski has studied urban development and reached the conclusion that residents in working-class areas may, in fact, display considerable resilience and adaptability to the new housing market. One coping mechanism has been to enlarge apartments by building so-called vertical building extensions.