Subnational Protests in Russia Post-2012: Identifying Patterns of Street Contention in the 5 Years Since Russia’s Winter of Protest

Feb. 7, 2017, 12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 420 West 118th Street, MC 3345, New York, NY

Please join the Harriman Institute at Columbia University for a talk with Katerina Tertytchnaya and Yana Gorokhovskaia

Much scholarly and media attention was devoted to the anti-electoral fraud protests that surprised many domestic and foreign observers and spread throughout Russian cities during the winter of 2011—2012. Since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s election to the presidency in March 2012, the protests have been overshadowed by international conflict, sanctions and cyber warfare. However, throughout Russia, citizens continue to take to the streets voicing political, social, environmental and economic demands. Drawing on original data, the research presented at this talk outlines patterns of protest in Russia from 2013 to 2016. The presentation of two scholars with independent but complementary research agendas on protest will discuss the nature of protester demands and repertoire of tactics, as well as the impact of protest on regime actions.  

Support for this event was provided in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.


Katerina Tertytchnaya, DPhil (Ph.D.) candidate in Comparative Politics, University of Oxford and Fulbright-Schumann predoctoral fellow, Columbia University, Department of Political Science. 

Yana Gorokhovskaia, postdoctoral research scholar, Harriman Institute.