Is a strong president a danger to democracy?
Vyacheslav Nikonov, President of Politika Foundation
1956 - Born in Moscow
1978 - Graduates, Moscow State University
1978 - Senior Research Fellow, history department, Moscow State University
1982 - PhD in history, Moscow State University
1988 - Head of CPSU central committee sector
1991 - Assistant to Chief of staff, office of the USSR President
1992 - Professor of political science, California Institute of Technology, U.S.
1993 - Founder and head, Polity Foundation
1996 - State Duma member and Chairman of Subcommittee for International Security and Arms Control
1997 - Vice-President, Association of Political Consultancy Centres
2005 - Publishes "Politics in Modern Russia"
2007 - Chief Executive, Board of Directors, Russian World Foundation
On the 2nd of March Russia is electing its new president. Which powers belong to the Russian president according to the Constitution? And how is the whole political system of Russia influenced by this institution? Vyacheslav Nikonov, President of Politika Foundation, will be on Spotlight to tell us more.