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Mary Neuburger, Chair BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Cabinet Formation in Post-Soviet Russia: Ministers & Cronies

Mon, March 25, 2013 • 12:30 PM • BAT Seminar Room 5.102


Dr. Elena Semenova
Research Fellow, Jena Graduate School Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany


Dr. Semenova will draw on her data covering all cabinet ministers and positions in Russia since 1991, concentrating on the allocation of ministerial portfolios in Vladimir Putin’s super-presidential system after 2000. She will focus on ratios of administrators to Putin cronies, with particular attention to the cabinet appointed in May 2012.

Born and raised in Russia’s Krasnoyask Region, Dr. Semenova holds an undergraduate degree and a Ph.D. in Political Science from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. This month she is Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto. In addition to a score of journal articles, Dr. Semenova is the author of books comparing Russian and German MPs and Russian public perceptions of the country’s political leadership. 

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Sponsored by: The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the Government Department

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