Continued demonstrations in Russia’s Far East and the historic pro-democracy protests in Belarus are gaining wide support. The sustainability of the Putin regime is coming into question. A declining economy and the mounting human and financial costs of coronavirus threaten the Kremlin’s ability to maintain control of the population. The recent constitutional amendments ensuring Putin’s “re-election” in 2024 are in place, but will he make it to the next term, or are these new political movements enough to finally topple the Russian president? What comes next for Russia after Putin?

Join CEPA for a discussion on the future of Russia featuring Mikhail Khodorkovsky as he discusses his recently published book Gardarika, where he lays out a vision for the future of the country.


Jill Dougherty, Global Fellow, The Woodrow Wilson Center


Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Former Political Prisoner; Founder, Open Russia

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Former President of Estonia; Distinguished Fellow, CEPA

Dr. Alina Polyakova, President and CEO, CEPA



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Photo: "Speech at a military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War" via under CC 4.0.