Russia's Regional Elections

Sept. 19, 2019, 2:00-3:30pm (registration required)
6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Join the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute for a talk with three Russian political commentators on the results and implications of the September 8 elections. 

The 2019 regional election cycle in Russia has proven to be one of the most intense and potentially pivotal moments in the last decade. In Moscow, the exclusion of opposition candidates sparked citywide protests at a level unseen since 2011. In St. Petersburg, the Kremlin exerted pressure to ensure the election of the city’s acting governor, Alexander Beglov, despite his unpopularity. 

The event will be in Russian with simultaneous English translation. RSVP at this link.


Valeriy Solovey, independent researcher

Ella Paneyakh, docent, sociology department, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

Mikhail Vinogradov, founder and president, St. Petersburg Politics Foundation