Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

The Annexation of Crimea: Success or Failure for Russia

26 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Chatham House, London


Anton Barbashin, Managing Editor, Intersection: Russia/Europe/World
Ernest Wyciszkiewicz, Director, Centre of Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding
Chair: James Sherr, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House



Three years have passed since Russian troops,  operating without military insignia, seized  control over the Crimean peninsula. The majority of Western experts believe the annexation has had damaging consequences for Russia, while Russian officials claim their policies have been a success. Who is right?
This event will examine the impact the annexation has had on Russia’s domestic and foreign policies. How much of an economic drain has the annexation caused for Russia? Has the Kremlin built up a new 'Crimean consensus' in Russian society? How successful is Russia’s pivot towards Asia and its Eurasian Economic Union? The speakers will offer brief opening remarks, drawing upon their contributions in A Successful Failure: Russia After Crime(a) which will be followed by an hour for discussion.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.