Russia: Democracy, Oligarchy, Repression

James Butler is joined by Simon Pirani, author of ‘Change in Putin’s Russia’, and Tom Rowley, editor of openDemocracy Russia, to discuss the nature of the Russian state, its politics, and the forthcoming elections.

Details on the state crackdown on freedom to protest and freedom of assembly can be read here. Details of the torture of the antifascist Viktor Filinkov by the FSB can be read here. We urge you to share these criminally underreported stories.

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