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Emilian Kavalski
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Emilian Kavalski

Putin’s reforms may be more about legacy building than power grabbing as he looks at retirement, Deng Xiaoping-style

  • After 20 years, Putin may be looking to protect his legacy by negotiating a controlled power handover in Russia, retiring from day-to-day administration while keeping a firm hand on policy direction as Russia’s father figure – much as China’s Deng Xiaoping did

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Emilian Kavalski

Emilian Kavalski

Emilian Kavalski is the Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in China-Eurasia relations and international studies and the director of the Global Institute for Silk Roads Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China.

Nicholas Ross Smith

Nicholas Ross Smith

Nicholas Ross Smith is an assistant professor of international studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.