Boris Kagarlitsky was a political dissident in the Soviet Union and in post-Soviet Russia. He is coordinator of the Transnational Institute Global Crisis project and Director of the Institute of Globalization and Social Movements (IGSO) in Moscow.
The opposition movement must be reconstructed anew, from the bottom and from the left.
The prosperous, urban middle-class—those who benefit from the government’s policies—have revolted against it. If even they don’t support the existing order, what future does it have?