Jens Siegert: Out of Moscow – a somewhat different middle class

posted 28 Nov 2013, 12:51 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 28 Nov 2013, 12:52 ]
21 November 2013 

By Jens Siegert 

Source: Russia Blog, Boell Foundation 

The spring before last, the spring of the protests, there was much talk of whether the ‘genie’ was now out of the bottle and whether the Kremlin would squeeze it back in using ploys and threats. Today's conclusions vary. Some think that Putin has taken back control. Others see the current peace as the calm before the next storm. I would tend towards the latter, though it's hard to predict. The most important question is therefore not whether there will soon be unrest in the country, but rather how and where, who will be the bringers of possible changes and how they imagine their future world. [Read more]