Political Developments in Russia in 2018 and Prospects for the Next Five Years

Dec. 10, 2018, 4:00-5:00pm (RSVP requested)
Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC

Join the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University for a talk with Nikolay Petrov on Russia's imminent political future. Petrov argues that although the strategy for the current presidential term is still unclear, there are three general trends which should shape Putin’s last term in office: unpopular moves of the government in the socioeconomic sphere, transformation of the system to keep Putin in power after 2024 and reconstruction of a decrepit party system. Large-scale changes are from both the top and from the bottom are inevitable and have already started. RSVP is requested.


Nikolay Petrov, professor, political science department, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow; head, Center for Political-Geographic Research