Past event

Invitation Only

Beyond the Inauguration: Where Will Russia Go Now?

Chatham House, London

Russia and Eurasia Programme, Russia's Domestic Politics

Event documents

Meeting Summary: Beyond the Inauguration: Where Will Russia Go Now?
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Matti Anttonen, MFA Finland
Hiski Haukkala, School of Management, University of Tampere
Arild Moe, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Oslo
Arkady Moshes, Finnish Institute of International Affairs; and Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Nikolay Petrov, Carnegie Center Moscow
Pekka Sutela, Carnegie Endowment, Washington DC


Following the protests after the parliamentary elections in December 2011, much attention was focused on the cracks in Putin’s system and the political opposition. While the situation has quieted down, the underlying problems remain. After his inauguration on 7 May, Putin will appoint a new government. The government is likely to face a number of key challenges in the short- to medium-term, and its approach to them will have repercussions for Russia’s relations with other countries. This event will look at the main issues on Russia’s domestic, economy and foreign policy agenda.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.