Why Russia is not a Democracy

Russia’s Road to Autocracy

https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/russias-road-to-autocracy/

Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, is professor of political science at Stanford University, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His most recent book is From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia (2018).