29 September at 13:00 – 14:00 BST
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Join Mr Mikhail Khodorkovsky and The Rt. Hon. Baroness Neville-Jones as they discuss Russian authoritarianism after the 2021 election.
About this event
The Russian Federation is due to go through the farcical pretense of legislative elections between the 17th and 19th of September which will define the composition of the Russian Parliament’s lower chamber (the State Duma) for the next five years. The Putin regime acquiesces to this pantomime as a matter of perception, with no intention of allowing it to disrupt their tight hold on power. Despite the potential for democracy to grow from the ashes of the Soviet Union, today Russia remains an authoritarian kleptocracy.
This event will discuss the election results and how they have been impacted by constitutional amendments of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic and hard-hit economy, opposition protests in 2020 and the turbulent international environment.
The Council on Geostrategy invites you to join Mr Mikhail Khodorkovsky and The Rt. Hon. Baroness Neville-Jones as they discuss the results of the Russian Duma elections, the challenges of election monitoring and counting, regional variations in voters preferences, the state of Russian authoritarianism in 2021 and the wider global ramifications.
ECampaigner for democratic change in Russia, Founder of Open Russia
Member of the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, House of Lords
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