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9th October 2007

Dear all,
The frontline club have asked us to let the membership know about the
following panel discussion. The members of the panel look most
distinguished and I am sure several of you will find it interesting.
Several of them have already spoken at our meetings.
With best wishes

Dear Anna,
I am writing to let you know about a big discussion we have coming up on
Russia next week. Could you please spread the word among the members of
the Great Britain – Russia Society? They may find the event interesting. 

As you know, October is a big Russia month – a year after Anna
Politkovskaya's murder and almost a year since Litvinenko's poisoning. 

Thank you so much for all your help. 

With best wishes, Marina

Media Talk: Russia – Cold War II?
Thu 18th October, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
With Mary Dejevsky (The Independent), Andrew Jack (The Financial Times),
Darya Pushkova (Russia Today Channel) and Prof Robert Service (Oxford
University). Moderated by Nick Paton Walsh (Channel 4 News).
Location: Frontline club – 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ

A year after Anna Politkovskaya’s murder and the beginning of the
Litvinenko affair and with just five months to go before presidential
elections, Russia’s relations with Britain and other western countries are
increasingly strained.
In the last year alone, aside from the Litvinenko affair and the resulting
diplomatic expulsions, tensions have grown over Czech and Polish plans to
host the US missile defence shield and over disagreements on the future of
Kosovo. For the first time in nearly two decades Russia is beginning to
flex its international muscles.
Now the Kremlin has announced an increase in military spending and put
long-range bombers back in the air adding to a growing sense that a new
Cold War may be in the offing.
Our panel discusses Russia’s relations with the west and the reasons
behind their deterioration.
Mary Dejevsky – columnist and editorial writer for The Independent.
Andrew Jack – former Moscow Bureau chief of the Financial Times, author of
Inside Putin's Russia: Can There Be Reform Without Democracy?
Darya Pushkova – London bureau Chief of Russia Today TV Channel.
Prof Robert Service – Professor of Russia History, St Anthony’s College,
Oxford University. Author of A History of Modern Russia: From Nicholas II
to Vladimir Putin.
Moderated by Nick Paton Walsh – Foreign affairs correspondent for Channel
4 News. Formerly Moscow correspondent for the Guardian (2002 – 2007).

Please book online: www.frontlineclub.com

Best wishes, 

Marina Calland
Programme Manager

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