Russian Democracy

Sunday's parliamentary elections in Russia are the latest test for President Putin. Join NPR's Neal Conan for a look at the results, and the role media, business and political alliances play in the future of Russian democracy.


Lawrence Sheets
NPR Moscow correspondent

Masha Lipman
Analyst with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Moscow Center
Washington Post columnist

Clifford Gaddy
Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution
Co-author of The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia Out in the Cold

Copyright © 2003 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 2003 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.