Past event

Invitation Only

Putin and the Silovik Wars

Chatham House, London

Russia and Eurasia Programme, Russia's Domestic Politics


Peter Reddaway, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University 


The Russian elites are often portrayed as a uniform group of former security services officers - or siloviki - presided over and controlled by Vladimir Putin. However, the siloviki consist of diverse groups attached to individuals close to Putin. Peter Reddaway will discuss the power relationships among these groups, the degree of control Putin has over them and likely developments in the power structure.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.