Aleksandr Podrabinek: 'Sandbox for Russia’s Opposition' (Institute of Modern Russia)

posted 21 Nov 2013, 11:05 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Nov 2013, 11:07 ]
19 November 2013

Aleksandr Podrabinek 

Source: Institute of Modern Russia

The leaders of Russia’s opposition are increasingly beholden to the “theory of small deeds,” trying to improve certain aspects of the political and social life. Author and human rights activist Aleksandr Podrabinek contends that the opposition should aim to dismantle, not improve Russia’s current regime. 

Hardly anyone would dispute that the efficient organization of the democratic opposition is an important factor in ensuring Russia’s return to democracy. Members of the opposition itself, as well as other people, argue not about this fact but about what is meant by efficient: what immediate and long-term objectives should be and what methods and means should be used to achieve them. [Read more]

This article has been reprinted here by kind permission of the Institute of Modern Russia