More On Russia’s Protests

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(RFE/RL Brian Whitmore, The Morning Vertical – March 28, 2017)

… There is no shortage of commentary on nationwide protests in Russia on March 26. Here’s a sampling:

In The Atlantic, Julia Ioffe explains the significance of this past weekend’s protest.

Leonid Ragozin has a piece in Bloomberg looking at Navalny’s campaign operation in Siberia and what it tells us about his longshot bid to unseat Putin.

On his blog, Sam Greene explains why the race for Russia’s presidency just began in earnest.

In his column for Bloomberg, political commentator Leonid Bershidsky explains why Putin should fear the young generation.

Joshua Yaffa has a piece in The New Yorker on what the March 26 protests mean for Putin.

In The Daily Beast, Anna Nemtsova looks at the role the young generation played in the protests.

Mark Galeotti of the Institute of International Relations in Prague has a piece in BNEIntellinews on why rising anger about corruption poses the biggest threat to Putin’s regime

In a September 2016 piece for Intersection magazine that is highly relevant today, Denis Volkov of the Levada Center looks at the possibility for sustained mass protests in the “post-Crimea” environment.

And in, Vladimir Gelman, a professor at the European University of St. Petersburg, looks ahead to how the authorities are likely to respond.

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