Russia entered the new year amid a wave of protests against Vladimir Putin’s treatment of prominent activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny. From St Petersburg to Vladivostok, the Russian people turned out in extraordinary numbers to voice their frustrations at the heavy handedness with which Putin has dealt with his critics. As a country dominated by the same figurehead for the past two decades, questions surrounding Putin’s lengthy rule are now more prevalent than ever.
This webinar examines the recent anti-Putin feeling in Russia and provides some context to the protests:
Do the protests simply signify fleeting backlash or are they part of a more widespread and deep-seated dissatisfaction with the regime?
How have Russian attitudes towards Putin’s domestic policies and persona changed in recent years?
And what changes, if any, can be expected to be seen in Russia after Putin, and who is next in the wings?
As with all member events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.