Russia is unlikely to disintegrate soon, but its current leadership can no longer guarantee stability. The war against Ukraine and the Wagner mutiny have shown that Putin’s regime is both...
Maria Domańska PhD is a senior fellow at the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in Warsaw. She specialises in Russian domestic politics. Before joining OSW in 2015 she worked in the Polish Foreign Ministry. Between 2012–2015 she headed the political section in the Embassy of Poland in Moscow.
The war in Ukraine is putting the future of Russia more and more in our hands. A decisive victory of Ukraine makes an end to the Putin regime more likely. The West needs to prepare for this moment because it may offer a short opportunity to encourage the country to embark on a more democratic and law-abinding path, writes Maria Domanska.