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

invitation only · Auditorium of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs Ankkurikatu 5, 4th floor · 11.10.2017 09:00 - 11.09.2017 11:00

invitation only

Putin’s position for the March 2018 presidential election is invincible, yet Russia’s 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 citizens’ expectations for change are exceeding the longing for stability, while the Kremlin’s patriotic policies of stability and order have lost their novelty against the citizens’ socio-economic demands. Finally, the success of the populist style of the Kremlin’s challenger Aleksei Navalny in 2017, particularly among the youth, indicates that the Kremlin’s 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

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

Jussi Lassila

Senior Research Fellow, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Jussi Lassila / Photo: Matias Salo/FIIA

Jussi Lassila Towards Putin's fourth term: are domestic challenges growing? 11.10.2017
Valery Solovey

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

Valery Solovey

Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

Valery Solovey / Photo: Matias Salo/FIIA

chair

Arkady Moshes

Programme Director - The EU's Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme
Arkady Moshes Towards Putin's fourth term: are domestic challenges growing? 11.10.2017