The autumn of Russia’s discontent


We’ve had a sustained and persistent wave of protests over plans to raise Russia’s retirement age, writes CEPA’s Brian Whitmore.  Just six months into Putin’s fourth term in the Kremlin, his regime appears on the defensive as Russia’s political reality changes before our eyes. But what exactly is it changing into? And what exactly does it mean?

On this week’s Power Vertical Podcast, Whitmore discusses Russia’s autumn of discontent with former U.S. State Department official and CEPA Senior Fellow Donald N. Jensen and CEPA Adjunct Fellow Maria Snegovaya [a Penn Kemble fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy.]

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