The Russian State Strikes Back: The Relevance of the State to Civil Society in Russia

Samuel A. Greene, one of the leading British experts on Russia and post-Soviet space, presents a thoughtful and comprehensive study of the evolution of Russian civil society in Moscow in Movement: Power and Opposition in Putin’s Russia. Greene’s book presents a noteworthy reflection on Russia’s political regime, elite strategies, and social movement organization. It balances theoretical speculations on the nature of the Russian political regime with a new, refreshing perspective on the acute problems of state-society relations, explored through several case studies.

Irina V. Soboleva
October 01, 2014

A Review of Moscow in Movement: Power and Opposition in Putin's Russia
by Samuel A. Greene
(Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014), 296 pages.