Russia’s Domestic Challenges: Trends and Historical Legacies
On February 25, 2016, UI’s Russia Programme arranged a discussion on Russia’s domestic challenges.
Following the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia’s political and economic situation has changed dramatically. Sanctions, falling oil prices and increasing isolation have had a large impact on Russian society.
Andrey Zubov, is a Russian historian and political scientist, and a former Professor of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). He was dismissed from his post by the university for criticizing Putin's military intervention in Ukraine.
Anna-Lena Laurén, Moscow correspondent for Dagens Nyheter and Hufvudstadsbladet.
The seminar was moderated by Martin Kragh, Senior Reseach Fellow and Head of UI’s Russia Programme.