Will Pro-Navalny Protests Threaten Putin’s Power?
In this episode of The Current, Angela Stent discusses the protests across Russia in support of jailed anti-corruption leader Alexei Navalny. Stent argues that the protests are "fueled by a combination of frustrations with Vladimir Putin’s repressive government, Russia’s stagnant economy and the impacts of COVID." However, whether demonstrations will grow into a larger, sustained movement remains to be seen, and what influence the U.S. and Europe can wield may be limited.
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Angela Stent directs the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European studies at Georgetown University and is the author of "The Limits of Partnership: U.S-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century."
Adrianna Pita is assistant director of events at The Brookings Institution.
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