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Do the Navalny Protests Signal Change in Putin’s Russia?

Brian Hanson talks with the New Yorker's Joshua Yaffa about future of Russian politics.
Alexei Navalny at a 2020 protest against amendments to the Russian constitution.
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Last weekend, more than 40,000 Russians in 100 cities marched to protest opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s arrest and signal a new era in Russian politics. The New Yorker’s Joshua Yaffa joins Deep Dish to explain why Russians both resent and rely on the state, and what that means for Russia – and President Putin’s – future.

About the Guests
Joshua Yaffa
Moscow correspondent, The New Yorker
Joshua Yaffa
Moscow correspondent, The New Yorker; author of “Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia.”
Joshua Yaffa
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson