Russia after the Presidential Elections

Implications for Russia, the EU and the US

Vladimir Putin’s next term as president of Russia seems virtually guaranteed when Russians go to the polls on March 18th: His popularity, state control of the media and the lack of a viable opposition candidate leave little room for surprises in the thoroughly managed elections. At the same time, discontent among Russians is growing as the economy continues to decline and Putin is offering few ideas for a further six years of his government. Putin reaches the conservative and provincial populace by projecting predictability at home and national prestige abroad, yet he is increasingly out of touch with the younger and urban Russian generation.

At this event we will discuss how Putin’s reelection will affect Russia as well as Russian relations with the European Union and the US. The event also sees the launch of The Russia File: Russia and the West in an Unordered World, recently published by the DGAP’s Robert Bosch Center and the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung.


Irina Busygina
Director, Center for Comparative Governance Studies, National Research University – Higher School of Economics

Mikhail Krutikhin
Partner, RusEnergy

Stefan Meister
Head of the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, DGAP

Alina Polyakova
David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution


Daniel S. Hamilton
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Founding Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University

The event is organized by the Robert Bosch Center and will be held in English.

20 March 2018
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