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Wednesday 13th November at Open Russia Club, 67 Wimpole Street, W1G 8AP. Talk is at 1830 for 1900.
Politics beyond the Kremlin: Developments in Russia’s regions by Gulnaz Sharafutdinova
Coverage of Russia, both academically and in the mainstream press is overwhelmingly focused on the Kremlin and the capital. However, Russia’s regions play an important role in the country’s national political development, and one that is only growing as more and more Russians outside of Moscow become willing to take to the streets on issues from pension reform to waste management. With Kremlin politics in a state of uncertainty over Putin’s intentions for 2024, the regions are set to play a greater role in the nation’s future.
Dr Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (BA Florida International University, MA PhD George Washington University) is reader at King’s College London and the author of Political Consequences of Crony Capitalism Inside Russia (2010). Before joining the King’s Russia Institute, she taught at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Comparative Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, and Problems of Post-Communism.