Hotspots of Democracy: Grasping Russian Democracy With Mind: Can We Still Believe in It?
Monday, March 1, 20218:00 am – 9:30 am EST/GMT-5
The participants of the second edition of the Democracy Institute's Hotspots of Democracy debates will pose the questions: Can we, after thirty decades, still believe in the rise of a liberal type of democratic system in Russia? Is the Navalny case the beginning of a new chapter for the Russian democracy or it is just a prologue for another change of oligarchic elite? Is the actual Russian political elite discredited enough to sharpen the reactions of the EU and USA? How should Western Democracies react to the openly repressive and anti-democratic measures of the Russian 'hybrid regime'? How would a change in internal power relations affect the global geo-political context for the EU?
BBC-journalist Olga Ivshina, political scientist Ivan Krastev, MEP Sergey Lagodinsky and legal expert Olga Sidorovich will address these questions in a discussion moderated by CEU’s President and Rector, Michael Ignatieff.
The discussion will be streamed live on the Institute’s Facebook page. If you are interested, then please join the Facebook event.
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