Andrei Piontkovsky

Andrei Piontkovsky is leading researcher at the Institute for Systems Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. His books in English include Another Look into Putin’s Soul (2006) and Russian Identity (2008).

April 2009, Volume 20, Issue 2

Reading Russia: The Dying Mutant

Read the full essay here. The corporatist kleptocracy being erected by Russian President Vladimir Putin is profoundly misunderstood in the West. This model dooms Russia to economic degradation and margin-alization. The current global crisis has made this truth painfully clear. The artificially created image of a threatening West (and U.S. in particular) is now becoming…