Anti-corruption protests in Russia: The Kremlin is up against some difficult decisions, Jussi Lassila (FIIA, Finland)

The anticipated aftermath of the recent anti-corruption protests in Russia is that the Kremlin will most likely continue the country’s long tradition of developing new methods of political and ideological co-optation. Yet the hitherto means of co-optation are now at a crossroads and the question of increasing the use of fear has become more acute.