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Expert Opinions, Episode 1: Russian Protests and Evolving US-Russia Relations

Young protesters at Pushkin Square in Moscow, Russia. On March 26, 2017, tens of thousands of Russians demonstrated against corruption in about 80 cities across the country. (Photo: Evgeny Feldmen, “This is Navalny” Project)

A podcast from the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, hosted by Masha Udensiva-Brenner
 

On March 2, 2017, Russian anti-corruption campaigner Alexey Navalny released a report and video accusing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of massive corruption, and calling Russians to the streets on March 26. The Russian authorities, who remained silent about the accusations, did not issue permits for the protests, but tens of thousands of people took to the streets all over Russia anyway, leading to the largest protests the country has seen since 2012. Why did so many people turn out, why did so few see it coming, and what will happen next?



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