Reminder: Discussion on what is happening inside Russia

John Reimann

Sunday, October 2

9:00 a.m. Pacific Coast time; 12:00 p.m. East Coast time

(check time difference in other areas)

What is happening inside Russia?

The recent counteroffensive of Ukrainian troops and the fleeing of their Russian counterparts in the north east of the country has brought increased criticism of Putin within Russia. That leads to the question of the stability of the Putin regime. 

  • What is the basis of Putin’s regime up until now?
  • How long can Putin last?
  • What internal opposition exists to Putin, both from the left and from the right?
  • What possible perspectives exist for a post-Putin Russia?
  • Since this meeting was set up, Putin has instituted a widespread draft, tens of thousands of Russians are trying to escape the draft by fleeing the country, there are reports of increased protests, including one in which the protesters fought the police. Meanwhile, Putin has announced the annexation of parts of Ukraine and has threatened to use nuclear weapons. So one key question is whether he could do that.

Hear Ilya Budraitskis speak on these and related questions.

Ilya Budraitskis is a left oppositionist to Putin who is currently living in exile outside of Russia. He is a political writer.

Note: this is the second part of a two part series put on by the Ukraine Socialist Solidarity Campaign. The first meeting was on what is happening inside Ukraine.

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