Michael Rochlitz in an interview on the regional elections in Russia

WDR 5 Morgenecho asked Michael Rochlitz to offer some comments about popular protests in the Russian capital caused by the situation with the 2019 Moscow City Duma elections. The rallies were triggered by numerous violations by the Russian authorities, exclusion of the opposition candidates and massive administrative arrests of independent candidates and protesters. According to Michael Rochlitz, the rejection of opposition candidacies and the government response to the rallies have further undermined the legitimacy of the regime and impeded the political, institutional and economic modernization of the country.

The interview