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The Patronage of Silovik Powers and Their Historical Presence in Russian Politics

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Sumedh Raghavan

Public Affairs, CA
About Sumedh
Graduate of Univ. of Toronto, Hons. Bach. Arts and Sciences (Distinction) Enrolled in the War Studies MA at Royal Military College of Canada. Currently employed in Public Affairs (Outreach/Stakeholder Engagement). Also serving in Canadian Armed Forces PRes: Military Police (Field MP).
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Abstract

Russian politics has often been the subject of academia, in an attempt to both understand and predict Russia-policy. I contend that ultimately, the deciding factor that drives Russian politics is not militarism, paranoia or post-Soviet hangups. Rather, it is Russia's historical system of political patronage.
How to Cite: Raghavan, S., 2021. The Patronage of Silovik Powers and Their Historical Presence in Russian Politics. LSE Undergraduate Political Review, 4(1), pp.5–12.
Published on 01 Mar 2021.
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