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Anti-Corruption Protests Pressure Putin Ahead of 2018 Presidential Election
Anti-Corruption Protests Pressure Putin Ahead of 2018 Presidential Election

Author(s): Łukasz Jasina, Agnieszka Legucka
Subject(s): Politics, Civil Society, Public Administration, Public Law, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Russia; corruption; protests; Vladimir Putin
Summary/Abstract: In March, the most significant anti-government protests since 2012 took place in Russia, ostensibly against corruption. The biggest political winner was opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who wants to run in next year’s presidential election. The protests have forced Russian President Vladimir Putin to find a new electoral strategy. In addition to social and economic issues, he and his authorities aim to mobilise Russian voters on other important issues, such as the threat of terrorism. This means that the Russian election campaign in 2018 will be dominated by both anti-corruption and state security themes.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English