Russia’s Double Bind: Desperate Inequality Meets Resource Competition

Russia is in a nutcracker today, facing two fundamental pressures that are irreconcilable.

Internally, Putin has made Russia the planet’s most unequal large country. There is mounting social pressure for change.

Externally, new large gas deposits have been uncovered in Ukraine that could overturn Russia’s only source of…

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Barry Gander

Barry Gander

I am a Canadian born in Connecticut - two strikes against me! I love geography, history and science, and I am a top political and economic writer on MEDIUM.