Vadim Shtepa

Vadim Shtepa is an Estonian-based freelance journalist, whose main research interests include Russian federalism and regionalism. He is a regular author for web-journals and newspapers, including Forbes.ru (Russia), New Region (Ukraine), Intersection (Poland), Spektr (Latvia), Ru.Delfi (Lithuania), Venäjän Kauppatie Lehti (Finland), and others. He is the author of two books, “Rutopia” (Moscow, 2004) and “Interregnum” (Petrozavodsk, 2012). Mr. Shtepa graduated from the Journalism faculty of the Moscow State University, 1992, and graduated from the Moscow School of Political Studies, in 2012.

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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 (Gov.ru, December 1). It replaced the previous concept adopted in 2013. The Russian financial