Lilia Shevtsova is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Program in Brookings and Associate Fellow at the Russia and Eurasia Program in Chatham House. Currently she is a guest at the IWM.
The Kremlin’s resources are shrinking. Its system of personalized power can’t respond to the many challenges that are piling up. But political technology and blackmail tactics still succeed in keeping Russian society paralyzed and the world intimidated. How long will this last?