Alteration and Reconstruction in Russian Internal Politics During Vladimir Putin’s Presidency Period Between the Years 2000 and 2008
AuthorÖzden Cankara, Pınar
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CitationÖzden Cankara, Pınar (2016). Alteration and Reconstruction in Russian Internal Politics During Vladimir Putin s Presidency Period Between the Years 2000 and 2008. Journal of Security Strategy Political Studies, 1(1), 29-45.
The Russian Federation which is established following the disintegration of Soviets Union had less population and land than the USSR. Because of the lack of an equitable legislation, the weakness of administration, the unlimited power of the illegality and oligarchy; the political and economic system were in a chaos. Vladimir Putin, elected as the second president of Russian Federation in 2000 so as to overcome these difficulties, has strengthened his position by weakening some significant powers, which are independent of economic and political aspects in internal policy, by increasing the control on the press and re-establishing the influence of the country on the region. In addition to this, Russia has improved her national economy by using mainly the country's natural gas resources as a trump card against other countries. She has become a petro-dollar rich country thanks to the rise in international petroleum prices and started to pay her external debts rapidly. Economic recovery ensured improvement in national welfare, which experienced a decline in the post-Soviet period. The support to the President has grown in the country and thus Putin has been elected again as president in 2004. This study intends to analyze the changes that are experienced in internal policy of Russia during the presidency of Vladimir Putin between the years 2000 and 2008.