War, Politics, and Public Opinion: Probing Russia’s Societal Pulse


26 January 2024


15:00 - 17:00


Club Prince Albert, Rue des Petits Carmes 20, 1000 Brussels

Type of Event



Egmont Institute

Joris Van Bladel critically examines the complexities surrounding the political and societal stability of the Putin regime and its direct implications on the ongoing war. The upcoming lecture will specifically delve into key areas such as the validity of public opinion research in Russia, the perspectives of the Russian populace towards the Ukraine conflict, and the profound awareness and impact of the war on both directly and indirectly affected individuals. Additionally, the discussion will shed light on subtle indicators of discontent beneath the surface of perceived normalcy and indifference. Furthermore, the lecture will explore the moral aspects and social implications, drawing parallels with the historical context of the Soviet Union’s Afghan war (1979-89). Your attendance promises a comprehensive insight into contemporary Russia, fostering a deeper understanding of its complex dynamics.


This is an in-person event.


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