Elliott School of International Affairs1957 E St NW
In this presentation, Leonid Volkov, Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager for Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, will reflect on the current political situation in Russia, its future development, and where the opposition to Putin’s regime should seek its best chances to overcome the status quo.
Leonid Volkov is a Russian politician with Russia’s Future Party. Volkov was Campaign Manager and Chief of Staff for Alexei Navalny’s 2013 Moscow mayoral campaign; he also worked with Alexy Navalny on his attempt to register for the 2018 presidential election. Currently, Leonid Volkov oversees all regional political operations of the Future Party over Russia’s 11 time zones. He is a former deputy of the Yekaterinburg City Duma and the head of the Central Election Committee of the Russian Opposition Coordination Council. Leonid Volkov has over 20 years of experience as an IT professional, running, and consulting for, several of Russia’s largest software firms. Together with Fyodor Krasheninnikov, he published three editions of The Cloud Democracy, a book on how modern technology can re-shape and re-define democracy and elections. Volkov is also founder of the Internet Protection Society, an NGO focused on internet freedom and digital rights in Russia.