RD interviewed Russia's prominent political experts to figure out what are the odds of the current economic crisis driving people to the streets and turning into a political one?

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Russia Direct asked well-known political experts to give their take on the possibility of the current economic crisis in the country leading to protests and turning into the political one.

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This RD Insight features:

- Andrei Kolesnikov, Chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center;

- Alexey Levinson, social research director at Levada Analytical Center;

- Nikolai Petrov, Professor at the Higher School of Economics (HSE);

- Leonid Gozman, Democratic activist and fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy.