Subnational Protest in Russia Post-2012: Identifying Patterns of Street Contention in the Five Years Since Russia's Winter of Protest

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Please join us for a talk with Katerina Tertytchnaya, DPhil (Ph.D.) at the University of Oxford and predoctoral fellow at Columbia University, and Yana Gorokhovskaia, postdoctoral research scholar at the Harriman Institute.

Much scholarly and media attention was devoted to the anti-electoral fraud protests that surprised many domestic and foreign observers and spread throughout Russian cities during the winter of 2011 – 2012. Since Vladimir Putin’s election to the presidency in March of 2012, the protests have been overshadowed by international conflict, sanctions, and cyber warfare. However, throughout Russia, citizens continue to take to the streets voicing political, social, environmental, and economic demands. Drawing on original data, the research presented here outlines patterns of protest in Russia from 2013 to 2016. The presentation of two scholars with independent but complementary research agendas on protest will discuss the nature of protester demands and repertoire of tactics, as well as the impact of protest on regime actions.

Support for this event was provided in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.