Towards Putin's fourth term: are domestic challenges growing?

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Arkady Moshes
 
Jussi Lassila
 
Valery Solovey
 
Jussi Lassila / Photo: Matias Salo/FIIA Jussi Lassila / Photo: Matias Salo/FIIA
Valery Solovey / Photo: Matias Salo/FIIA Valery Solovey / Photo: Matias Salo/FIIA
Arkady Moshes / Photo: Matias Salo/FIIA Arkady Moshes / Photo: Matias Salo/FIIA

Wed 11.10.2017 at 9:00-11:00
Auditorium of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Ankkurikatu 5, 4th floor

Putinís position for the March 2018 presidential election is invincible, yet Russiaís domestic playground is becoming more troublesome for the Kremlin. Along with the economic recession, the situation has become critical in a number of Russian regions. As a result, a variety of local protests has taken place throughout the country in 2015-2017. Sociological polls show that citizensí expectations for change are exceeding the longing for stability, while the Kremlinís patriotic policies of stability and order have lost their novelty against the citizensí socio-economic demands. Finally, the success of the populist style of the Kremlinís challenger Aleksei Navalny in 2017, particularly among the youth, indicates that the Kremlinís status-quo on societal stability does not speak to younger Russians anymore. This seminar will offer an opportunity to discuss the prospects of the Kremlin and of the opposition in Russia in light of the forthcoming presidential election.

Speakers:

Jussi Lassila, Senior Research Fellow, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Valery Solovey, Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

Chair: Arkady Moshes, Programme Director, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

For more information, please contact: Kukka-Maria Kovsky, tel. +358 9 432 7718, kukka-maria.kovskyfiia.fi