Ideology, image-making and the media in Putin's Russia
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This work focuses on the tumultuous and rapidly evolving environment of Russian media and society, from the era of Gorbachev's reforms of glasnost to just before the 2003 – 2004 electoral cycle. Over this time, there have been three Presidents - Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin. Three leaders who have a different managerial style, although both Gorbachev and Putin have legal training, which seems to have some impact upon the way they try to manage a transforming society.