Past event

Invitation Only

Russian Constitutional Reform: Myth and Reality

Chatham House, London

Russia and Eurasia Programme, Russia's Domestic Politics

Event documents

Meeting Summary - Russian Constitutional Reform
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Vladimir Pastukhov, Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College, University of Oxford; and Advisor to the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation


The recent protests in Russia have brought the possibility of political reform in the country back into focus. Some of the debate has focused on the need for constitutional reform to improve the checks on power within the Russian system. Vladimir Pastukhov will offer his perspective on aspects of the Russian constitution, ways forward for the political system and the extent of its entanglement with the rule of law in Russia.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.