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Russia after the elections

13th February 2008

Dear all,
The Frontline Club also have a talk on Russia after the elections (ours is
on 12 March with Professor Sakwa).
Their speakers are quite different from ours and it will be interesting to
hear another point of view.
Below please find the information on the discussion at the Frontline Club
which is on 20th February.
The easiest way to book is over the internet (To book:
www.frontlineclub.com) and I look forward to seeing you there,
Best wishes


Media Talk – Russia after the Elections: the Power Behind the Throne

Wed 20th February, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
With Prof Robert Service (Oxford University), Alan Philps (former foreign
editor and Russia correspondent for the Daily Telegraph), Oksana Antonenko
(IISS) and David Hearst (The Guardian).  Moderated by Alan Cowell (New
York Times).
Location: Frontline Club – 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ
To book: www.frontlineclub.com

With Vladimir Putin due to leave his post after the Russian presidential
elections in May, our panel discusses how Russia will be run and who will
run it.
Talk of Putin’s imminent departure and his probable new role as the
country’s prime minister has been dominating Russian politics for months.
With the elections approaching and Putin’s chosen successor, Dmitry
Medvedev, almost certain to become the next president, a new line of
command looks set to take over in the Kremlin. Or does it?
Oksana Antonenko – Senior Fellow at IISS, specialising in Russian
David Hearst – The Guardian's foreign leader writer and former Moscow
Alan Philps – former foreign editor and Russia correspondent for the Daily
Telegraph. Philps was also a Reuters correspondent in Russia in 1979-1980
before being expelled from the country in 1985.
Prof Robert Service – Professor of Russia History, St Antony’s College,
Oxford University. Author of A History of Modern Russia: From Nicholas II
to Vladimir Putin.
Moderated by Alan Cowell – New York Times correspondent and author of a
forthcoming book on the Litvinenko case.

Marina Calland
Programme Manager

Tel:  +44 (0)20 7479 8942
Fax: +44 (0)20 7479 8961

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