28 обложек с В. Путиным: отражение фантомов Запада
The article is devoted to analysis of discursive practices of public representation and discussion of the political course of “modernization” announced by president Dmitry Medvedev. It is focused at interpretations of the idea of modernization by the leading Russian politicians as well as at the role of the notions about collective past, present and future in its ideological justification and contestation.
The article analyzes the frames of representation of collective identity of macro political (national) community the “constitutes” the Russian state in electoral rhetoric of Vladimir Putin. Following the patterns of representation of Us and Others in the seven articles, published during the campaign in the major newspapers, the author reveals the dynamics of the campaign. A special attention is devoted to the public reaction to the article about “national question”.
The chapter traces the evolution of Mikhail Gorbachev's attitudes towards Vladimir Putin's performance throughout the years of his political career. Although Gorbachev tends to become more critical over time, on the whole he remains loyal to Putin.