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Does Russian Nationalism have a Future after Ukraine?

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April 21, 2015 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Russian nationalism has been the victim of what is the essential tragedy of the Russian people: the Russian state tried to become an empire before the Russian people became a nation, and as a result, at no point has the country been a nation state. And while pro-Kremlin radical nationalists are increasingly important in Russian politics, their nationalist agendas have been largely co-opted by the state. The speakers will discuss the crisis facing Russian nationalists and what the future may hold for them. more

25 Years Since the Baltic Revolution: Marking Accomplishments, Facing Challenges

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April 17, 2015 // 10:00am11:45am
This anniversary year, in which Latvia holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, presents a timely opportunity to review what the Baltics have accomplished in the past quarter century as well as current and future challenges that they face. As Latvia prepares to host a May 2015 Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, it is also appropriate to assess the relevance of Baltic experience to others seeking closer ties with European and trans-Atlantic structures. more

Remembering WWII: the 70th Anniversary of Victory

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April 20, 2015 // 3:00pm6:00pm
May 2015 marks 70 years since the momentous victory of the allied forces in Europe. Victory was achieved only through enormous sacrifice and global cooperation amongst the allies. Join us for a panel discussion of U.S.-Soviet partnership during the war. The panel will be followed by a reception, sponsored by the Russian Embassy, to launch a month-long exhibit of archival photos that chronicle the U.S.-Soviet war effort. more

Russian Media and Ukraine’s Domestic Politics

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April 15, 2015 // 3:30pm4:30pm
The Russian state increasingly uses state-controlled television as a means of propaganda both within its own borders and abroad. Using precinct-level electoral returns and survey data, Leonid Peisakhin discussed how exposure to Russian television impacted Ukrainian voters in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections. more

Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution 2015-16

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Apr 15, 2015
Kennan Institute is pleased to announce the 2015 competition for the Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. more

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