The protests in Russia: how might they play out?

This event examines the responses to widespread protests against the Kremlin’s incarceration of its main adversary, Alexei Navalny.

Research event
10 February 2021 — 1:00PM TO 2:30PM

Sparking protests across Russia, Alexei Navalny’s arrest and detention has ever more starkly revealed the society’s discontent with the Kremlin, and the elites’ indifference.

With no sign yet of the demonstrations quietening down, this event assesses the situation on the ground, how elites and wider society are responding, and what the future holds for the protest movement.


Leonid Volkov, Chief of Staff to Alexei Navalny

Catherine Belton, Special Correspondent, Thomson Reuters

Nikolai Petrov, Senior Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

Chair: Dr Ben Noble, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

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