Russia is not short of election exercises. This most recent vote, has had more controversy than usual, preceded as it was by the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. But it has also contained the usual falsifications and some surprising results.

To analyze this, Nikolai Petrov will, from the chair, open with brief contextual remarks on the regional diversity of the Russian polity, and the readiness of the system for the 2021 State Duma elections.

Alexander Kynev, Russia’s most experienced election-focused analyst, will speak (in Russian with simultaneous translation provided) about the results, and if any meaningful change in the near future can be discerned. Maria Lipman will focus on what the regional elections say about Russian society.

Participants

Alexander Kynev, Russian Political Scientist
Maria Lipman, Senior Associate, PONARS, the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University
Chair: Nikolai Petrov, Senior Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House