Russia has never received so much attention from the West, but perhaps for all the wrong reasons. Overshadowed by allegations of interference in Western democracies, is the story of Russia’s own social and political awakening. Will 2017 be the year when the Russian people reclaim politics from the elites? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Alexander Baunov, senior associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center.

This interview was originally broadcast on Russia Today