Write 4 page essay on the topic Russias new leader (International Relations).
Under Putin, Russia began consolidating itself after the traumatic experiences of moving to a market economy and losing ground in Europe.
Thus, the recent presidential elections have again raised the specter of nationalism and a call from the president elect, Medvedev to the Russian people to help him regain Russia’s past glory. This paper takes a look at what the Russian elections of 2008 mean for Russia and its quest to regain its past glory. I also take a look at what kind of leaders are Medvedev and Putin apart from examining the Russian-Georgian conflict and the way in which Putin handled the same.