Senior lecturer, La Trobe University
Dr Robert Horvath is a specialist on Russian Politics, Civil Society and International Human Rights. His latest book, Putin's 'Preventive Counter-Revolution' (Routledge, 2013) is a study of the programme of reforms and repression that transformed the face of Russian politics during Vladimir Putin's second term as president. His current research preoccupations include election monitoring in the former Soviet space, the politics of Russian nationalism and the human rights movement in Russia. His commentary has been published in The Age, The Australian, The Diplomat, Inside Story, and The Canberra Times.
Sep 05, 2022 04:32 am UTC| Politics
Little remains of the legacy of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader and one of the greatest reformers in Russian history. In the name of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring), Gorbachev dismantled...