Upcoming event: Russia between Europe and Authoritarianism

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Russian government has become more and more authoritarian over the last years, accelerated by the war in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea. Russian official laws have branded selected NGOs as “foreign agents”.

What is the current situation in Russia? How do Russian economy, interior and foreign policies look like today and what are the main implications for the European Union? Can EU-Russia relations influence Russian politics? Which role does the EU play in promoting democracy and the rule of law? Does the EU neighbourhood policy have an impact on national level?

Join us, discuss these issues and other questions with our experts from Moscow and St. Petersburg.



Tuesday, 07 November 2017

Registration & Light Lunch: 12:00h

Event: 12.30 – 14.00h



Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels


Kindly register for this event by 06 November 2017 at https://tinyurl.com/RussiaEvent *




Hans H. Stein

Director European and Transatlantic Dialogue
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom




Evgeny Gontmakher

Chief researcher at Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Science


Ella Paneyakh

Associate professor in the Department of Sociology in Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg


Tatiana Parkhalina

Deputy Director of the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAS)




Marc Franco

Senior Associate Fellow

Edgemont Royal Institute of Foreign Relations


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