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November 20, 2006

Modern Russia

Cicero's Songs has a nice piece on modern Russia. I haven't been there in years so I'm not sure if this is true:

Already the level and costs of corruption under Putin is higher than it was under Yeltsin.

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It is impossible for anywhere to be more corrupt than Yeltsin's Russia! But of course, the West liked what he was doing, so he never received the flak that Putin is currently getting.

Posted by: Neil Clark | Nov 20, 2006 1:35:58 PM

The fact is that Putin is popular because times are probably better now in Russia than they have ever been in its history. I know a lot of Russians, and all but a few think the last couple of years have seen vast improvements in Russian life, and most agree that times now are better than any time before.

Posted by: Tim Newman | Nov 20, 2006 11:47:25 PM