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The Russian's Influence on the Process of Democratisation in Post-Soviet Countries: the Comparative Analysis of Cases of Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia
So-called forth wave of democratisation showed that the development of political regime in transition countries not always lead to the consolidation of democracy. Democratic processes in these countries can face the resistance of the blocking factors which force countries to stay in a “grey zone”. In the former Soviet space one of those factors is Russia. Through the theory of S. Levitsky and L. Way and research papers developed on the base of their theory, analysis of Russia’s role in the democratisation in post-Soviet space was undertaken. This analysis showed that Russia has a negative impact on the development of the former Soviet republics, however, despite this influence, there is a possibility for democratisation.