20
May
2021
Debates Videoconference
from 09:00 to 10:00
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From Navalny to Biden: the Multiple Fronts of President Putin Les Jeudis de l'Ifri

A "Les Jeudis de l'Ifri" videoconférence around Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEANDirector of Ifri's Russia-NIS Center. 

Vladimir Putin’s speech to the Federal Assembly on April 21 was meant to be peaceful: devoted primarily to domestic economic and social issues, it ignored the fate of opponent Alexey Navalny and Ukraine. While we are in a moment of "de-escalation", probably due both to the electoral context (parliamentary elections in September) and to the expectation of the bilateral summit with US President Joe Biden, the underlying trends remain unchanged. Internationally, Russia has shown that it remains the master of the clocks to raise or calm tensions and obtain diplomatic dividends. Domestically, the authoritarian line is hardening and the elimination of the last areas of freedom continues.

 

Chair : Thomas Gomart, director of Ifri.

 

This debate is for corporate members only. It will be conducted in French.

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For further information on this debate, please contact Sandrine Bañales, corporate and embassies memberships coordinator:  banales@ifri.org, 01 40 61 60 21.

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Keywords
Russian economy Russian Foreign Policy Vladimir Putin Russia