Putin’s Russia: Vanguard or rearguard of populism?
What are the similarities, differences and linkages between Putin’s Russia and Orban’s Hungary, Trump’s USA and Bolsonaro’s Brazil?
Was Putin’s regime first to embrace populism or will Moscow see a populist uprising of its own? Maxim Trudolyubov argues that it is a mistake to think that an authoritarian regime grows organically. Just like a democracy, it has to be nurtured and defended. And just like a democracy, it is easily taken for granted by those who benefit from it. To Trudolyubov, the Russian regime is a tired regime that is now taken for granted by Putin's elites and a wider population.
On 3 December Maxim Trudolyubov will visit NUPI to talk about this topic. He is a Editor at Large of Vedomosti, Senior Fellow at the Kennan Institute, Washington DC, opinion writer for the New York Times, and author of The Tragedy of Property: Private Life and Ownership in the Russian State (2018).
Senior Research Fellow at NUPI Helge Blakkisrud will moderate the event, and it will be live streamed on NUPI’s YouTube channel: