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Articles by Ilya Malyakin

GOVERNORS FOR LIFE

By Ilya Malyakin On June 9 the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation had the final word on the two-year struggle by Russia's governors to extend their hold on power.

PUTIN AGAINST THE REGIONS, ROUND TWO

By Ilya Malyakin In 2000, on the strength of his first-round electoral victory and a political deal with the Communists in the Duma, Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed through a

THE KREMLIN AND THE REGIONS: FIGHT OR DEAL?

By Ilya Malyakin Center-periphery relations have been a live issue ever since Russia became independent nearly a decade ago. How the Russian Federation will look--whether, indeed, it will continue to

SARATOV OBLAST’S LAND PRIVATIZATION LAW

By Ilya Malyakin Article 36 of the Russian Constitution states that: "1. Citizens and their associations shall have the right to private property in land. 2. Owners may freely exercise