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Biopolitics and Power in Putin's Russia

Problems of Post-Communism. 2015. Vol. 62. No. 1. P. 45-54.
Makarychev A., Medvedev S. A.

In Putin's third term, official rhetoric has become a normative, moralizing discourse promotng Russian tradtional values as opposed to the "moral decay" of the West. This "biopolitical turn" in Russian politics -- a redefining of the boundaries of the Russian political community and extension of state sovereignty into private lives -- is part of the authortarian drift of the Russian political regime.