Leyla Latypova is a reporter for The Moscow Times. Prior to joining the publication, she worked as a geopolitical risk analyst covering Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Latypova is also pursuing a postgraduate degree at the University College London, School of Slavonic and Eastern European studies, where her research focus is on regional politics and mobilization in Russia.
By focusing solely on the Kremlin, Washington has missed opportunities to engage with other power centers across the vast country.
Nicholas Heras is joined by three outstanding experts, Leyla Latypova, Misha Yakovlev, and Jeff Hawn, to discuss the state of Russian civil society and the civil resistance movement against the Putin-led Russian government.
The war in Ukraine is informed by Russia’s interventions in Syria and Georgia, which boosted Putin’s confidence that brute violence is the most effective method of stifling nonviolent dissent.