Russia, Putin and the Next Six Years

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Mar 22 2018 17 mins   24

On March 18, Russians re-elected Vladimir Putin as president. Beyond questions of whether the elections were fair or if opposition candidates were allowed the opportunity to campaign in earnest, the interesting question for Stratfor analysts is what comes next.

With a stagnant economy, rising poverty, ongoing sanctions and a highly divisive political climate, Russia faces a wide range of challenges over the next six years, not the least of which is the question of who could follow Putin as Russia’s next leader.

To discuss those challenges and more, we sit down with Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analysts Lauren Goodrich and Eugene Chausovsky for the latest edition of the Stratfor Podcast.

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Related Reading:

Russia Destabilization: An Assessment -

Putin Plans for a Russia Without Him by Lauren Goodrich -

Kremlinology, a series on Stratfor Worldview -

Stratfor’s Decade Forecast for Eurasia: 2015–2025 -

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