Vadim Shtepa

Vadim Shtepa is the editor-in-chief of Region.Expert (, the only independent media outlet on Russian regionalism and federalism. He graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University (1992) and Moscow School of Political Studies (2012). He is also an alumnus of the Research Course on American Federalism (University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA, 2013). Mr. Shtepa is the author of three books on the history and philosophy of Russian regionalism, as well as a regular columnist for regional projects of the Russian service of Radio Liberty (Sever.Realii and Sibir.Realii). Since 2015, he has been living in Estonia due to persecution in Russia for his political views.

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    Articles by Vadim Shtepa

    The Devolution of Russian Federalism

    Twenty-five years ago, on March 31, 1992, the Federative Treaty on the division of powers between the federal center and the Russian regions was signed in Moscow. This event was

    The Illusion of a Restored Russian Superpower

    The new Russian foreign policy concept, signed by President Vladimir Putin, was published on December 1 (, December 1). It replaced the previous concept adopted in 2013. The Russian financial