Has a “new political era” in Russia begun? Domestic political situation analysis and possible opposition strategies.
- The Moscow “election” and the “Moscow case” – summarizing the preliminary results. Does it make sense for a part of the opposition to take part in the various “elections” in Russia?
- Environmental protests in the Russian regions: should we expect a transition towards political demands in the upcoming year?
- Do protests in the republics of the Russian Federation (Buryatia, Kalmykia) demonstrate the growth of ethnic identity in these regions? What impact can this have on the future of Russian federalism?
- Is Russian society ready for massive political protests and confrontation with the state repressive machine? What should be the opposition’s strategy in this situation?
Moderator: Evgeny Kiselev – TV presenter, op:ed columnist
Speakers: Evgenia Chirikova – coordinator of activatica.org portal; Garry Kasparov – politician, chairman for the Human Rights Foundation; Ilya Ponomarev – politician, a former member of the State Duma of Russia; Marat Guelman – gallerist, op:ed columnist, art manager