Putin Again: Implications for Russia and the West
James Nixey, Manager and Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Dr Lilia Shevtsova, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Sir Andrew Wood, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Professor Philip Hanson, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Alan Philps, Editor, The World Today, Chatham House
Presidential elections will take place in Russia on 4 March with Vladimir Putin seeking to return to the Kremlin for a third term. Six months ago his transfer from prime minister to president appeared little more than a routine administrative procedure. Major protests in Russia following parliamentary elections late last year have ushered in a new period of political uncertainty. As social pressure for reform mounts, the sustainability of the current economic and political system is under scrutiny.
This event will present the findings of a new Chatham House Report on Russia, which considers the outlook for the country beyond the elections. Four leading experts will discuss the structural challenges facing the country, the economic outlook and the implications of domestic developments for Russia’s foreign policy.