Russia is waiting for a great change that Putinism is delaying – in the Financial Times

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The Financial Times has an article about the political situation in Russia and “the change coming” there, entitled “Putinism delays a reformist shift in the course of Russian history.”

Writer Tony Barber said that it is certain that a less repressive regime will emerge one day (in Russia), but that the influence of the West on political change in Russia will be “limited”.

The writer stresses that change is coming to Russia, saying, “To be precise, the great change is coming. This is the name of the children’s and youth movement that the Kremlin is establishing under the personal control of President Vladimir Putin.”

The writer notes that “Putin’s new initiative brings to mind the Young Pioneer Movement for ideological training, whose membership served as a gateway for Soviet youth.”