Cover Osteuropa 3-4/2020

In Osteuropa 3-4/2020

Coronavirus versus coronation
Putin’s constitution and the pandemic

Masha Lipman

Deutsche Fassung


In mid-March, Putin appeared to be on the winning side. Once again, he had outwitted everyone, secured himself the “eternal presidency” and consolidated stability in the country. Yet already by the end of the month, he came face to face with an opponent that forced him to back down when the corona pandemic reached Russia. The political consequences could be extremely serious.

(Osteuropa 3-4/2020, pp. 89–97)