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18:00 - 20:00 19 November 2014

'Why Russia Matters' with James Nixey, Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House


Room 347 | UCL SSEES (link Map)
16 Taviton Street | London | WC1H 0BW | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed

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James Nixey, Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

In recent years Russia has demonstrated that, despite internal opposition and dissent, it has returned to the world stage as one of the most influential states in global affairs. Vladimir Putin’s attempts to gather former Soviet republics in a Eurasian Union under Russian leadership provide a clear alternative to the European Union of liberal democracies. After Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, Ukraine remains divided and torn between Western and Eastern models of development and geopolitical association.

To coincide with the launch of a new MA at UCL SSEES in Russian and Post-Soviet Politics*, James Nixey, of Chatham House, will speak alongside Dr Peter Duncan on why Russia matters and why we need specialists who can analyse the politics and foreign policies of the Russian Federation, Ukraine, the Baltic States and the other post-Soviet countries.

A wine reception will follow.

  • subject to final approval


Lisa Walters
+44 (0)20 7679 8830 | l.walters@ucl.ac.uk


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