Accession Number:

ADA394309

Title:

Great Power Restorationists Make Gains in the Russian Duma

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Politicians advocating restoration of Russia as a great power strengthened their position in the December 1995 Duma elections. Although communist and nationalist gains fell short of the two-third majority needed to override a presidential veto, these groups who are united in their suspicion of Western intentions now enjoy a solid majority in the new lower house. By contrast, parties advocating integration with Western security systems suffered significant losses, even though they had muted the pro-Western components of their programs. The dominant role of great power restorationists in the new Duma will increase pressure on the Yeltsin regime to assume a more assertive stance vis-a-vis the West.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE