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Russia 2025

Scenarios for the Russian Future

  • Maria Lipman
  • Nikolay Petrov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Maria Lipman, Nikolay Petrov
    Pages 1-17
  3. Mikhail Denisenko
    Pages 86-105
  4. Boris Grozovsky
    Pages 106-124
  5. Boris Makarenko
    Pages 161-180
  6. Richard Sakwa
    Pages 202-219
  7. Fedor Lukyanov
    Pages 240-255
  8. Thomas Graham
    Pages 256-267
  9. Maria Lipman, Nikolay Petrov
    Pages 268-283
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 284-290

About this book


Russia 2025 offers a compelling insight into Russia's future by exploring thematic scenarios ranging from politics to demographics. The widening rift between a modernizing, post-Communist society and a paternalistic government will ultimately shape developments in the coming years and will impact on state-society and Center-periphery relations.


communism democracy demography Government Institution politics transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Lipman
    • 1
  • Nikolay Petrov
    • 2
  1. 1.Carnegie Moscow CenterRussia
  2. 2.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsRussia

About the editors

Mikhail Denisenko, Higher School of Economics, Russia Vladimir Gel'man, The European University at St. Petersburg, Russia Thomas Graham, served on the U.S. National Security Council staff froom 2002-2007 Samuel Greene, King's Russia Institute, UK Boris Grozovskiy, Forbes Henry Hale, The George Washington University, USA Maria Lipman, Carnegie Moscow Center, Russia Fyodor Lukyanov, Russia in Global Affairs Journal Boris Makarenko, Center for Political Technologies, Russia Nikolay Petrov, Carnegie Moscow Center, Russia Kirill Rogov, Ye.T. Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, Russia Richard Sakwa, University of Kent, UK Natalia Zubarevich, Moscow State University, Russia and Independent Institute for Social Policy, Russia.

Bibliographic information

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'In Russia 2025 an all-star cast of Russia-watchers provides an in-depth examination of the societal, governmental, economic and political forces that will shape Russia over the next decade and a half. This is the essential guide for anyone trying to figure out what lies ahead for Putin's Russia.' Fiona Hill, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution, USA

'Russia-2025 is a fascinating book. It captures the complexity and uncertainty of the moment and the hard choices Kremlin and Russian society face. It is a great example of critical independent analysis, result of the collective effort of some of the most insightful experts on the country's politics, economy and society. The book provides something that is most lacking in the current debate on Russia, namely- alternative views on Russia's future.' Ivan Krastev, IWM Institute of Human Sciences Vienna, Austria

'Russia is never what meets the eye. President Vladimir Putin, a decade and a half into his dominance of Russian politics, follows a more authoritarian path than ever. But multiple fault lines accumulate beneath the surface. This fascinating collection is the best guide available to the forces simultaneously maintaining and undermining the Russian status quo.' Timothy Colton, Department of Government, Harvard University, USA