The Ins and Outs of 2021 Legislative Elections in Russia

Wednesday 29 September 2021, 17:00 to 18:15

On September 17-19, 2021 Russia will hold elections to its legislative assembly, Duma. This election present an opportunity to examine closely the inner workings of the Putin regime, skillful use of state resources for voter mobilization and electoral manipulation, internal contestation among elites and subsequent distribution of spoils. This roundtable will examine the inner workings of the Putin political machine and will assess implications of this elections for Russia’s domestic and foreign policies.

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  • Olesya Tkacheva, Assistant Professor of Data Science at Brussels School of Governance, VUB


  • Vladimir Gel’man, Professor at the European University at St.Petersburg and at the University of Helsinki
  • Kirill Kalinin, Research Data Analyst at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
  • Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Professor at Russia Institute, King’s College London