2012 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 9, 2012

What is the state of democracy in Russia under newly-elected president Vladimir Putin? In a panel moderated by journalist Jamie Kirchick, chess champion and rights advocate Garry Kasparov, political activist Denis Bilunov, playwright Natalia Pelevine, performance artist Pyotr Verzilov and The Daily Beast national security correspondent Eli Lake discuss the bleak outlook for liberal democracy in Russia and explore several solutions such as revolution, sanctions, and legal actions.