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Political Protest in Russia and Belarus

Tuesday 18 December 2012 11:00 to 12:30 GMT


Chatham House, London


Katia Glod, Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

Type: Fee-paying or special invitation events

Russia and Belarus have both seen public anger at the direction that their governments have taken. This has most visibly manifested itself in street action. There are similarities between the two countries: a desire for political change by the middle class, retrograde responses by the authorities, the nature and modus operandi of the opposition and the apolitical peripheries. But the countries differ in their levels of openness, economic opportunities and elite structure – factors which will impact differently on the protest dynamic and the nature of change.

This event will explore the role that public pressure on the elites is likely to play in political change in Russia and Belarus. 

Attendance is by invitation only.

For more information please contact Lubica Pollakova.

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