Stu and Andrew sit down with the head of AEI’s Russian studies department, Dr. Leon Aron, to go in depth about the current situation in Russia. With protests spreading after claims of a fraudulent election, Dr. Aron puts the protests into perspective and talks about what’s next for the Russian people, Putin, and the future of democracy in Russia. Dr. Aron draws upon his own recent travels to give a dramatic and clear picture of the present tensions. It all begs an important question: What will happen in the upcoming Russian presidential elections next year?
Dr. Aron’s recentwork:
What Russia’s election was really about, The New Republic
Atlas Shrugged, The American Blog
Russian Protestors Show Unshakable Moral Determination, The American Blog