Ruling Russia: Elites and the Political System
Fiona Hill, Director, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution; Co-author, Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin
Dr Andrew Monaghan, Senior Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Denis Volkov, Visiting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Natalie Nougayrède, Columnist and Editorial Board member, The Guardian
The panel will discuss the nature of the Russian political system that Vladimir Putin stands at the centre of, examining his influence on decision making and the relative importance of other members of the elite. In addition, the panel will explore popular perceptions from inside Russia on recent policy choices and discuss how this might influence future decisions.