Title Russians Are Voting On 206 Reforms. The Most Important One Will Extend Putin's Rule Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet NPR Media type Web Country United States Date 30/06/2020 Description Even though Russia has the third-highest number of coronavirus infections, after the United States and Brazil, regional leaders loosened lockdown restrictions this month. Putin's Victory Day parade was rescheduled for June 24 and the constitutional vote for July 1.
The two events are linked because both aim to strengthen Putin's legitimacy, says Alexander Titov, a historian at Queen's University Belfast.
"There is very little beyond the victory in World War II which unites Russians," says Titov. "Putin's whole idea is to bring back continuity between old czarist Russia, the positive aspects of the Soviet Union and blend it in together with his own rule."
Producer/Author Lucian Kim URL https://www.npr.org/2020/06/30/885188348/russians-are-voting-on-206-reforms-the-most-important-one-will-extend-putins-rul Persons Alexander Titov