Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Russia's Non-Democratic Political Opposition

Chatham House, London

Russia and Eurasia Programme

Participants

Stephen F. Cohen, Professor of Russian Studies and History, New York University

Overview

Studies of Russia's political opposition tend to focus on the liberal wing, considering organisations like Yabloko, the 'Solidarity' umbrella movement, or 'Right Cause' (Pravoye Delo). Yet there are other political factions in Russia which are nationalist, illiberal and unsympathetic to classic democratic values. Stephen Cohen will discuss the significance of these non-democratic political groupings, their ideologies, agenda and complex relationship with Russia's political mainstream.

Stephen F. Cohen is a leading scholar of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. He is Professor of Russian Studies and History at New York University and Emeritus Professor of Politics at Princeton. His widely-acclaimed books include Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution, Rethinking the Soviet Experience, Sovieticus, Failed Crusade and Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives and the forthcoming The Victims Return.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

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