Past eventInvitation OnlyParliamentary Briefing

Russian politics and foreign relations at the end of the Putin era

13 November 2007 - 12:00am

Chatham House, London


Dr Bobo Lo, Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House; currently working on a book which will be published in early 2008, Axis of convenience: Moscow, Beijing and the New Geopolitics
Professor Yury Federov, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Bridget Kendall, BBC



This briefing will consider the state of Russian politics and specifically its external relations as Vladimir Putin approaches the end of his second term. Russian relations with China will feature with the argument being made that good relations are a supplement and not a substitute for relations with the west - and that Moscow is aware of this. Relations with Britain and Europe more widely will be considered as well as the likely future direction of policy beyond the Duma elections in December and the Presidential election in March next year.

Please note these Briefings are for MPs and peers only.

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Chatham House Resources on Russia


Putin's Russia and the Enlarged Europe
Roy Allison, Margot Light and Stephen White, November 2006

Papers and Reports

The End of the 'Post-Soviet Space': The Changing Geopolitical Orientations of the Newly Independent States
Alexander Nikitin, February 2007

'Boffins' and 'Buffoons': Different Strains of Thought in Russia's Strategic Thinking
Yury E. Fedorov, March 2006

Other Resources

China and Russia: common interests, contrasting perceptions
Bobo Lo, May 2006