Geir Flikke: Russlands rebeller: Protest og reaksjon i Putins Russland (2011–2020)

Book review
Russia and Eurasia
Written by

Helge Blakkisrud

Senior Research Fellow (part time)



Based on a review of extensive source material, Geir Flikke describes how Alexei Navalny has gradually evolved into becoming one of the Russian opposition’s top profiles, a process that culminated in Navalny's (failed) campaign to be registered as a candidate in the 2018 presidential election. Flikke provides an in-depth and detailed review of strategies, slogans and protest repertoire. Both "rebels" and the regime are increasingly using creative methods – the opposition to reach their target audience, the authorities to stifle all attempts at what is often referred to as a potential "color revolution".