Policy Memo # 97
Steve Solnick 01 Oct 1999
The Russian state is highly fragmented, lacking a unified legal or economic space. Nevertheless, fragmentation need not signal disintegration--officials of Russia's central government have proven resourceful at using the leverage of scarce resources to keep Russia intact.
This memo examines the mechanisms of central control over Russia's regions. It has three primary goals, addressed in three separate sections:
1. It briefly reviews the history...