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Russia's remote regions have been darkened by blackouts. But Putin is more interested in bringing power back to the centre
Cynics claim President Vladimir Putin has succeeded in changing very little during his first year in office. In fact, many would argue that the only noticeable development has been a disturbing tendency towards authoritarianism. But in recent weeks and months, signs have emerged that a gradual reshaping of Russia's political and economic landscape is now well and truly under way.
This week saw the departure of both Primorye regional governor Yevgeny Nazdratenko and energy minister Alexander Gavrin. Jumping before they were pushed, the …