Barbara von Ow-Freytag


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Russia’s Hobbled Civil Society
Caught between old ideologies and a powerful state
by Barbara von Ow-Freytag
For most Russians, the shock of the early 1990’s has discredited the notion of democracy, making it difficult for civil society to prevail over new authoritarian trends and old ideologies. Nevertheless, the struggling civic movement in Russia deserves the West’s support.
Category: Government and Society, Russia, Eastern Europe, Europe

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