Past event

Invitation Only

Russian Politics: The Paradox of a Weak State

Chatham House, London

Russia and Eurasia Programme, Russia's Domestic Politics


Marie Mendras, Sciences Po, Paris; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; and Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House


Marie Mendras will discuss the evolution of the Russian state and society since 1991 and the impact it continues to have on Russia’s relations with the outside world. In her new book, Russian Politics: The Paradox of a Weak State, she contends that the Russian state has become weak and ineffective because Vladimir Putin has dismantled and undermined most public institutions. 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.