Join us for a meeting of the New York-Russia Public Policy Series, co-hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.
After the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the Kremlin initiated another crackdown on the Russian opposition and civil society. The anti-war protests that sparked across Russia in the spring were brutally suppressed, and thousands of activists have left the country since then. Is there any Russian civil society left after this crackdown? What can activists do under these circumstances? We are bringing together experts on Russian civil society and activism to discuss how the Russian public has reacted to the war and the recent mobilization, whether there remain any pockets of resistance and civic activity, and how the society and activists could respond to a prolonged war.