It’s spring and we’ve been out and about: February 27 - March 4th on openDemocracy
On the Tuesday before the presidential election, Ollie Carroll on behalf of openDemocracy Russia and the Russia Foundation hosted a panel on civil society and the new Russia in the august surroundings of Dean’s Yard, Westminster. Artemy Troitsky and Mikhail Zygar, two of the most recognisable faces of Russia’s opposition movement were joined by Maxim Trudolyubov – political analyst and founding editor ofVedomosti. Each gave their own memorable, often sardonic imprint to their accounts of the dysfunction at the centre of the system and why the middle classes in Moscow have woken up to their woes. There was time for a few questions about prospects for democratic modernisation from a mesmerised room packed with engaged journalists, academics and foreign office mandarins. Here we present video highlights.