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How Russia is Not Ukraine: The Closing of Russian Civil Society

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Author(s): Masha Lipman

Funder(s): Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Funder(s): Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Topic: Politics (Political status)

Type: Brief

Coverage: Russia (Federation) Ukraine

Abstract:

Lipman examines the recent evolution of Russia's politcal and social culture and compares it to the democratic developments in neighboring Ukraine. Lipman argues that the Russian state is incapable of following Ukraine's path due to rising authoritarian tendencies, marginalized human rights movements, and co-opted civil society.