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Although his methods are hardly democratic, Putin’s efforts to strengthen the Russian state may help democracy in the long term.
M. Steven Fish is a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley.
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President Vladimir Putin's lopsided election victory was assisted by an unlevel electoral playing field, but elections still matter in Russia and they will make more difficult the consolidation of authoritarianism.
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