Putin’s Flawed Model: Putin and company have no idea how to sustain real growth in Russia

Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): Michael McFaul; Kathryn Stoner-Weiss

Research Area: Politics

Keywords: Russia; Vladimir Putin; "Market Authoritarianism"

Type: Brief

Coverage: Russia


The re-emergence of Russian autocracy under Vladimir Putin has coincided with economic growth but has not caused it. Whatever the apparent gains of Russia under Putin, they would have been greater if democracy had survived.