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  1. Russia Erin, Leah, Lisa

  2. Russian Executives • President limit of 2 consecutive 4-yr terms • Head of state • Hard to impeach • Decrees • Majorcan election • Power to dissolve • Prime Minister=Chairman of the gov’t of the Russian Federation • Appointed by president • If not approved by State Duma 3x, chairman is appointed and new elections are called • Government =primer minister, 2 first deputy prime ministers, seven deputy prime ministers and 17 ministers

  3. President since 2008 Vladimir Putin Current Prime Minister President from 1999 to 2008

  4. All About Putin • Former KGB officer • 1985 - Undercover in East Germany • Quickly ascended in politics • 1999 - Named acting president • Elected President in 2000 • Challenges oligarchs and is tough on Chechnya • Approval ratings at 83% • Elected President in 2004 • Prosecutes oligarchs • Crackdown on media freedom • Appointed Prime Minister in 2008 • June ’09 pulls out of talks with WTO and EU

  5. A Multi-talented Leader • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV4IjHz2yIo

  6. Questioning Legitimacy • Legitimacy of 2007 parliamentary elections • Opposition excluded from mass media, freedom of assembly was restricted • International organizations didn’t monitor or recognize the elections • 2008 Presidential Elections

  7. 2012 Elections • Former Soviet leader Gorbachev criticized Putin and Medvedev for choosing who will run for president • “incredibly deceitful” and disrespectful to voters • Should be decided by those who cast ballots

  8. Militsia to Politsia • Medvedev introduces reforms in 2009 • Lower the number of police officers by 20% and raise salaries • New provisions would restrict officer’s speech • Important amendments regarding beating women and privacy were not passed

  9. Politsia Reform Debate • Only 19% of Russians said they thought the police would improve • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0ekAn8fp6E

  10. Past Winter Olympic Mascots Past Winter Paralympic Mascots

  11. Sochi 2014 Olympic Mascots Untied Russia—Putin’s Party Misha 1980 Moscow Mascot

  12. Sochi 2014Paralympic Mascots

  13. Preparation • Licensing began Oct. 2009 • Royality fees=funding • Security • Moscow’s Domodedovo airport Jan. • Feb 18th Kabardino-Balkaria region; Northern Caucauses • 5 killed in shooting • Cable car bombed • 3 diffused bombs • 185 miles • tourism • Caucuses • Caucasus Emirate

  14. Sochi Sochi black sea resort "hot snow“ 74 test events Infrastructure Chechnya to east

  15. Doku Umarov Cheynen Rebel Leader 24 January 2011 airport Nov. 2010 train 2007 connected movement w/internatinional ilsamist movement

  16. Putin: Legitimacy v. Authority • Does Putin deserve to be President again? Does he have the authority? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vkHdIWzdkY • Which is more valuable: Medvedev’s authority or Putin’s legitimacy? • How has Russia’s history of tsars and personified autocrats influenced its current political situation?