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About Julia Pettengill

Julia Pettengill is the co-chair of the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society, a foreign policy think tank based in London. She is the author of the report The Russian Opposition: A Survey of Groups, Individuals, Strategies and Prospects

Articles by Julia Pettengill

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Putin’s draconian new laws – a sign of his limited options?


After previous repressive measures by the Kremlin, the ‘March of Millions’ in Moscow on 12th June was expected to turn ugly. Raids on leading oppositionists had many talking about another 1937 (the year of Stalin’s Great Purge), yet the expected provocation and police brutality did not happen. Julia Pettengill assesses the significance of this restraint.

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