Election Analysis Seminars: Russian Federal Elections 2021

Election Analysis Seminar Series of the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
Russian Federal Elections 2021: Who Cares?

On September 19, Russian Duma elections will, without doubt, deliver yet another win for the ruling United Russia party. Given the current political reality, the elections appear as a mere imitation of democracy. One might ask, with the end result already scripted, why bother to fight their designated roles at all? Given the low approval ratings of the Duma and the expected low turnout, the people’s preoccupation with everyday issues like their economic situation or the Covid-19 pandemic, who should care about these elections in the first place? Who are the people genuinely trying to fight the status quo, or the ones leaning in to the spectacle for other reasons?

Tuesday, September 21 from 16:15 to 18:00 (EEST UTC+3), at Lossi 36-214 and online (passcode: 016960)
Join the Election Analysis Seminar on Russian federal elections, organised by the Centre for Eurasian and Russian Studies (CEURUS). Leading the discussion on the election results, the players and their motives, and what it all says about the current state of affairs in Russia, will be Professors Viacheslav Morozov and Andrey Makarychev, and Junior Researcher Natalia Kovyliaeva.

Additional information: Kristel Vits, kristel.vits@ut.ee

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