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Not great, not terrible? Mark Galeotti, professor at University College London

A week from now, Russians will vote in more than 5,000 regional and municipal elections, but chances are, the only thing Western audiences will hear about is the scandalous Moscow election in which anti-Kremlin candidates are not allowed to run. The ban on some candidates resulted in thousands of protesters taking to the streets, where they were met with a heavier, and more heavy-handed than usual, police force. What does this disturbance in the capital mean for the future of Russia’s political system? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Mark Galeotti, a senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and a professor at University College London.

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