The Russian government remains widely criticized for its record on human rights, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly. With the fourth inauguration of Vladimir Putin having taken place earlier this month, Kennan Institute Fellow Marina Agaltsova discusses whether progress is being made in protecting these rights for Russian citizens, or if we should anticipate even more restrictions.


Marina Agaltsova is the Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution for the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center. She is also Attorney at Law at the Human Rights Center in Moscow.


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.