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Vertical of Power

(Politics, Sociology) vertical power structure (a hierarchical administrative system providing top-down command and control). From the opposition's point of view, the Vertical of Power in the Russian environment is the centralisation of all governmental functions, leading to a dictatorial state, a single governmental chain of command for the entire country coming down from a single ultimate source, i.e. the Kremlin.

The Vertical of Power is often contrasted with the Horizon of Power, more evenly distributed centres of taking decisions.

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Last update on 2022-10-25 by Roman.

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