Changes in Social Attitudes in Russia and their Political Implications
The CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program is pleased to invite you to a lecture with Dr. Mikhail Dmitriev. Dr. Dmitriev played a major role in designing Russia’s public sector reforms: pension, health, education and administrative reforms. He has extensive policymaking experience: he was the First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade from 2000-2004, First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development from 1997-98, member of the Commission on Economic Reforms of the Government of Russian Federation from 1994-95, and People’s Deputy of Russia. Dr. Dmitriev worked in some of the leading Russian think tanks: Carnegie Moscow Center, Institute for Economic Analysis, and the Center for Strategic Research, where he served as the president.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Dmitriev will discuss how changing consumption patterns, demand for human development, and the growing perception of existential threats facing Russia have all contributed to recent changes in Russian social and political behavior. Such societal-level shifts may help explain some highly visible phenomena like the shifting balance between domestic and foreign policy, changes in Putin’s political ratings, responses to the Russian economic crisis, evolving protest behavior, and the revived influence of the official media. Analyzing these patterns can also help us understand likely medium-term socio-political trends in Russia.
President, New Economic Growth
Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program