The Evolution of the Kremlin’s “Silent Contract” with the Russian Society

In recent years, the Kremlin has increasingly shifted away from the seemingly reliable social contract of economic growth and consumption in exchange for political non-interference, toward the more dangerous premise of defense in exchange for social submission. Serguei Parkhomenko analyzed how viable this strategy is and discuss the effectiveness and longevity of the so-called “Putin stability.”


  • Sergey Parkhomenko

    Senior Advisor
    Journalist, "Echo of Moscow" Radio; Former Editor-in-Chief, Itogi, Vokrug Sveta