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Ex-Medvedev Advisor Inozemtsev 'You Can Forget Russia as a Democracy'

Putin's Russia is so stable today that it is even capable of withstanding the forces of economic crises, Moscow economist Vladislav Inozemtsev maintains in a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview. He argues the West should give up its hopes for democracy and modernization in the country and instead focus on business ties.
Demonstrators carry a huge Russian flag as they parade during an opposition rally 'For Russia without Putin!' in St. Petersburg in June.

Demonstrators carry a huge Russian flag as they parade during an opposition rally 'For Russia without Putin!' in St. Petersburg in June.

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Interview conducted by Benjamin Bidder