In this episode of the Stratfor Essential Geopolitics podcast from RANE, Emily Donahue gets a briefing on the upcoming parliamentary elections in Russia from Stratfor Eurasia analyst Matthew Orr. Russia holds parliamentary elections in September. This happens less than a month after Russian telecoms companies blocked “Navalny,” a mobile app created by Alexei Navalny’s inner circle to coordinate opposition votes, and amid the Kremlin’s yearlong campaign to repress opposition parties. Can the opposition survive?

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