Publication Date: November 2007
Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Steven Groves
Research Area: Government; Human rights
Keywords: WorldwideFreedom; Nashi; sovereign democracy; Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Coverage: Russia (Federation)
Individual freedom and human rights have declined sharply in Russia over the past decade and at an accelerated pace under President Vladimir Putin. The United States should attempt to stem this decline by promoting a diverse freedom agenda, strengthening public diplomacy, expanding U.S.-Russia student exchanges, and bolstering democracy-promotion efforts in Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
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