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Great moments in motivating Russian bureaucrats – Publications – AEI

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AEI Great moments in motivating Russian bureaucrats Moscow has experienced some of the heaviest snowfall in decades this year and residents have been frustrated at the government’s slowness in clearing the snow and large snow drifts. According to this BBC report, Moscow residents have found that the only way to get city workers to clear snow is to write the name of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on it (see photo above). Russia’s presidential elections take place on March 18, and President Putin is running for a fourth term. Navalny, a lawyer and political activist, is barred from the contest as a result of a fraud conviction that many consider retaliation, and he’s calling for a boycott of the election next month. State media never mention him by name and Putin famously refuses to call

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Great moments in motivating Russian bureaucrats

Great moments in motivating Russian bureaucrats - Publications – AEI

Moscow has experienced some of the heaviest snowfall in decades this year and residents have been frustrated at the government’s slowness in clearing the snow and large snow drifts. According to this BBC report, Moscow residents have found that the only way to get city workers to clear snow is to write the name of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on it (see photo above). Russia’s presidential elections take place on March 18, and President Putin is running for a fourth term. Navalny, a lawyer and political activist, is barred from the contest as a result of a fraud conviction that many consider retaliation, and he’s calling for a boycott of the election next month. State media never mention him by name and Putin famously refuses to call Mr. Navalny by his name, referring to him only as “that person” when asked about him.

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Great moments in motivating Russian bureaucrats
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Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.

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