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Mar 10

Russian Elections and Beyond: Economics, Politics and Foreign Affairs

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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

The state of Russian politics continues to raise concerns in Washington, with the crackdown on top business leaders, a push for economic integration within the CIS, and with outreach to the Islamic world, including energy partnerships with Saudi Arabia. Additionally, international observers characterized the 2003 Duma election as "free but, not fair."

What lessons are to be learned from the U.S.-Russian relations in the 1990s? Will recent events negatively affect Russia's internal development and rapprochement with the United States? What can be done to salvage Russia's efforts to democratize and make its economy fully compatible with the West?

Please join us as these and other fascinating questions are examined regarding the future of Russia.

More About the Speakers

Professor Angela Stent
National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia, National Intelligence Council
Dr. Nikolai V. Zlobin - Editor-in-Chief, Washington ProFile, Senior Fellow, Center for Defense Information

Dr. Celeste Wallander
Trustee Fellow and Director, Russian and Eurasian Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr. Donald N. Jensen
Director of Communications, Radio Liberty - Radio Free Europe

Mr. Doug Seay
Professional Staff Member,
House International Relations Committee

Dr. Marc Zlotnik
Senior Analyst,
Central Intelligence Agency

Julia Latynina
Prominent Russian Investigative Journalist and Writer

Dr. Nikolai V. Zlobin 
Editor-in-Chief,
Washington ProFile, Senior Fellow,
Center for Defense Information

Dr. Aleksei Malashenko
Scholar-in-Residence,
Ethnicity and Nation-Building
Program Co-Chair

Dr. Kalman Mizsei 
Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Hosted By

Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. Ariel Cohen, Ph.D.

Visiting Fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Policy in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, a division of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, at The Heritage Foundation Read More