Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Russia’s Constitutional Change and Putinism 3.0

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Russia’s Constitutional Change and Putinism 3.0

July 13, 2020 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Eurasia Program

About the Event

The Russian government has passed a major constitutional reform that will allow Vladimir Putin to run twice more for the presidency. He could now stay in power until 2036. What does the new constitution mean for Russian politics? How should we interpret Putin’s sliding popularity? What are they key trends in Russian politics to focus on in the coming years? To discuss these questions and yours, we are pleased to present FPRI’s Chris Miller and Maia Otarashvili in conversation with Russian and Eurasian expert Sarah Wilson Sokhey.


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Sarah Wilson Sokhey

Sarah Wilson Sokhey - Sarah Wilson Sokhey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado, a Faculty Associate at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, and an Associate Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.

Chris Miller

Chris Miller - Chris Miller is the Director in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Eurasia Program. He is also Assistant Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Maia Otarashvili

Maia Otarashvili - Maia Otarashvili is a Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Eurasia Program. ; Moderator