FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 8 (2017)   

Anti-corruption protests in Russia:
The Kremlin is up against some difficult decisions

Published 19.4.2017

Jussi Lassila
Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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The anticipated aftermath of the recent anti-corruption protests in Russia is that the Kremlin will most likely continue the country’s long tradition of developing new methods of political and ideological co-optation. Yet the hitherto means of co-optation are now at a crossroads and the question of increasing the use of fear has become more acute.