Кремлевская двойка делает шаги

Москва. Жители запада часто рассматривают политику России с точки зрения борьбы между либералами и консерваторами на высшем уровне: Лигачев и Яковлев при Горбачеве; реформаторы и националисты при Ельцине; силовики и экономические либералы при Путине. Они также рассматривают Россию с точки зрения традиции, когда каждый новый царь частично отказывается от наследия предшественника, создавая политическую оттепель в начале своего правления. Наглядным тому примером служит разоблачение культа личности Сталина при Хрущеве.

Оба подхода использовались для описания взаимоотношений между Путиным и Медведевым, чтобы понять их природу и движущую силу, и чем это обернется для России. Но наблюдатели по-прежнему озадачены.

Отвергнуть Медведева как простую марионетку Путина, конституционный мост между вторым и третьим президентским сроком Путина, было бы несправедливо и неправильно. Третий президент России играет более широкую роль и выполняет определенную функцию. И наоборот, изображая Путина как «человека из прошлого», а Медведева как «надежду на будущее», мы преувеличиваем различие между ними и упускаем более важные факторы, которые их объединяют. Нужна более точная аналитическая модель.

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