As isolation of the Venezuelan government continues to grow, Russia has remained one of Venezuela’s staunchest allies. President Putin and the Russian government have provided a source of economic and military support, allowing Moscow a useful platform to expand its influence in the region.

 

Part 1 – Russia in Latin America: Focus on Venezuela

In Part 1 of our Wilson Center NOW discussion, Victor Jeifets and Vladimir Rouvinski examine the Russia-Venezuela relationship from the perspective of the Russian government.

Guests
Victor Jeifets, Professor, Department of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University
Vladimir Rouvinski, George F. Kennan Fellow and Director, Center for Inter-Disciplinary Studies, Icesi University, Cali, Colombia

Moderator
John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming.

Part 2 – Can Russia Help Solve the Venezuela Crisis?

In Part 2 of our Wilson Center NOW coverage, Francisco Monaldi and Michael Penfold take a look at the situation from the perspective of Venezuela and the Maduro regime.

Guests

Francisco Monaldi, Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy, Baker Institute, Rice University
Michael Penfold, Global Fellow and Full Professor of Political Economy and Governance at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA)

Moderator

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming.