Cover Osteuropa 11/2022

In Osteuropa 11/2022

A Future Gambled Away
Russia’s Economy under Pressure from Intelligence Services

Michael Rochlitz

Deutsche Fassung


Russia’s economy has been stagnant since 2008. Under the interim presidency of Dmitry Medvedev from 2008 to 2011, there were attempts to modernise the economy. Since Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency in March 2012, economic growth has ceased to be a priority. Instead, a small group of intelli-gence officers around President Putin has relied on repression to control society and manage confrontation with the West. With the war in Ukraine, this development has reached a new zenith. The long-term economic consequences for Russia are catastrophic.

(Osteuropa 11/2022, pp. 157–170)