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Following one of our most recent events, "Alexei Navalny: A Potential Threat to Putin?" featuring Yuval Weber, this Wilson Memo provides Congressional staffers with an in-depth analysis of Alexei Navalny. Included is background on: power in Russia, recent events, Navalny's politics, and popularity ratings of both Navalny and Putin. The memo also dives into U.S. approach: previous policy measures and what should be avoided.  More resources are also provided for a deeper dive into Navalny's political impact. 


Yuval Weber

Yuval Weber

Global Fellow;
Research Assistant Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
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Congressional Relations

The Wilson Center’s office of Congressional Relations works to maintain a vibrant relationship with Members of Congress and their staffs. We organize and run a series of educational programs led by Wilson Center experts, ranging from seminars to podcasts, with the purpose of increasing congressional staffers’ knowledge of international policy. We also coordinate outreach to Capitol Hill, including testimonies by Wilson Center scholars and briefings for Members of Congress.  Read more

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region through research and exchange.  Read more