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Спираль репрессивности: внутренняя динамика, проблемы входа и выхода

Repressions against elites in Russia are analysed, including regional and siloviki elites. Repressions are considered as a political institute of systematic, demonstrative, politically motivated selected punishments aimed at threatening and controlling society and elites. Statistics of repressions both at the federal and regional level is given, with the latter having the rate of 1.5-2 per cent annually starting from 2015. Repressions are characterized by scale, genesis, targets etc, as well as repression machine and the effect - both shortterm and in a long run. The conclusion is made about probable strengthening of repressions leading to the system's degrading and at the end its crises and crash.