Russia in 2007 moved further away from a constitutional order governed by the rule of law as President Vladimir Putin's second term drew to a close and the country prepared for parliamentary and presidential elections. High oil and gas prices buoyed the economy, but little progress was made in addressing Russia's serious social problems. In foreign policy, confrontation with the West was balanced by excellent relations with most of Asia.
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Published as Ziegler, Charles E. January/February 2008. "Russia and the CIS in 2007: Putin's Final Year?" Asian Survey 48(1): 133-143. © 2008 by the Regents of the University of California.
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Ziegler, Charles E., "Russia and the CIS in 2007 : Putin's final year?" (2008). Faculty Scholarship. Paper 56.