Nikolay Petrov

is co-editor with Maria Lipman of Russia in 2020: Scenarios for the Future (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2011). In May 2012, he was a Fellow at the IWM under the Russia in Global Dialogue Program. Petrov has served as chair of the Carnegie Moscow Centerâs Society and Regions Program and, until 2006, worked at the Institute of Geography at the Russian Academy of Sciences.


Reconfiguring power

The permanent election campaign

Ever since the outburst of protests and political discontent around the December 2011 elections in Russia, the country seems to be on the verge of change. But what kind of change? Will civic unrest, which persists with a varying, but hardly increasing intensity, bring about democratization, or will it induce Putin to introduce measures that strengthen his control? Russian political analyst Nikolay Petrov presents his reading of recent developments.

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