In Russia, people have taken to the streets in their largest numbers in years to protest the barring of opposition candidates from local elections next month. The scope and brutality of the crackdown has marked a new level of repression. Journalist Karina Orlova talks to Greg about what it says about the Kremlin’s direction and Russia’s current political climate.
The Cable is a production of ICWA and the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group
Contributing Writer, The American Interest magazine
Washington Correspondent, Echo of Moscow radio
Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs
Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power
The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard.
Lead image credit: By Alexei Kouprianov – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=81002748