A summary of the politico-economic changes taking place during Vladimir Putin's first term of office /// Chechnya and Russia: The significance of the Chechen problem for contemporary Russia Cover Image

A summary of the politico-economic changes taking place during Vladimir Putin's first term of office /// Chechnya and Russia: The significance of the Chechen problem for contemporary Russia
A summary of the politico-economic changes taking place during Vladimir Putin's first term of office /// Chechnya and Russia: The significance of the Chechen problem for contemporary Russia

Author(s): Jadwiga Rogoża, Iwona Wiśniewska, Maciej Falkowski
Subject(s): Politics, Governance, Geopolitics
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Vladimir Putin; Chechnya; Russia
Summary/Abstract: Following his rise to power in 2000, Vladimir Putin presented a comprehensive socio-economic program for the development of Russia through to 20101. This program was prepared by a team of economic experts from the Centre for Strategic Studies (CS S )2 led by St. Petersburg's German Gref. In spite of the fact that this document was never accepted in its entirety, and only its main assumptions were approved, as of 2000, short- and medium-term socio-economic government program have been based on the same principles.The medium-term goal of this development strategy through to 2010 was the reduction of the widening gap between Russia and developed nations. The long-term goal, on the other hand, was the restoration and strengthening of Russia's position as a leader on the global scale. The reforms of Russia's political system, social policy and the modernisation of the economy were intended to help achieve these goals.The aim of this study is to describe and analyse political and socio-economic reforms, as well as non-legislative changes initiated under Vladimir Putin's presidency. New reform activities will probably not be initiated over the six months remaining until the presidential elections. For this reason, it is already possible to summarise the changes achieved in the political, economic and social spheres during President Putin's first term of office.A description of the political and economic reforms and also of non-legislative changes, which took place in the Russian Federation over the past three and a half years, has been included in Part I of this study. The conclusion hereof attempts to summarise the actual achievements of President Putin's team, and to answer the question concerning perspectives of the reform process and factors determining the shape there of.

  • Page Count: 84
  • Publication Year: 2003
  • Language: English, Polish