Russia's March 2012 Presidential Election: Outcome and Implications

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Challenges to Russia's democratic development have long been of concern to Congress as it has considered the course of U.S.-Russia cooperation. Some in Congress have criticized the conduct of the election, but have endorsed continued engagement, while others have called for stepping back and reevaluating the Obama Administration's engagement policy which assists in solving mutual strategic concerns. Congress may consider the implications of another Putin presidency, lagging democratization, and human rights abuses in Russia as it debates possible future foreign assistance and trade legislation and other aspects of U.S.-Russia relations.

Creator(s): Nichol, Jim
Location(s): Russia
Creation Date: March 14, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Nichol, Jim

Specialist in Russian and Eurasian Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: March 14, 2012
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Russia
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Challenges to Russia's democratic development have long been of concern to Congress as it has considered the course of U.S.-Russia cooperation. Some in Congress have criticized the conduct of the election, but have endorsed continued engagement, while others have called for stepping back and reevaluating the Obama Administration's engagement policy which assists in solving mutual strategic concerns. Congress may consider the implications of another Putin presidency, lagging democratization, and human rights abuses in Russia as it debates possible future foreign assistance and trade legislation and other aspects of U.S.-Russia relations.

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15 pages.

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