Grigory Yavlinsky was a guest of Stephen Sackur’s HARDtalk programme on BBC World News.
The spreading of the Putin system’s ideas all over the world and strengthening of its positions in different countries do not derive from the Putin’s regime strength but from the weakness of many nowadays world leaders, says Grigory Yavlinsky. The Kremlin’s influence on the global politics seems to be too strong mainly for one reason — many of the world leaders are not ready to deal with the real existential challenges. Whether it’s Mr. Trump vs North Korea, or Great Britain with its Brexit, or France with the Yellow Jackets, or Poland and Hungary dangerously playing with extreme right and nationalism.
More about Putin system can be found in Grigory Yavlinsky’s new book The Putin System. An Opposing View, recently published in Columbia University Press.