Invitation to discussion series “Voices of Russia: Russia’s intentions for Eastern Ukraine and Neighbourhood”

25. May 2018
In cooperation with Lennart Meri Conference, the Open Estonia Foundation is pleased to invite you to the next meeting of our Voices of Russia discussion series.

Titled Voices of Russia: Russia’s intentions for Eastern Ukraine and Neighbourhood”, the discussion will take place on Friday, June 1st from 1:30 to 3 PM at the European Union House in Tallinn (Laikmaa 15). 

The panel discussion features policy analyst Anna Arutunyan and Russian politician, former member of the State Duma and a technology entrepreneur Ilya Ponomarev.

Journalist and author Anna Arutunyan joined Crisis Group in December 2017 as Senior Analyst for Russia. Over the past months, Arutunyan has been doing research on Russia’s intentions for Donbas, its changing policies, and its relations with the separatists – and all the implications this has for the Minsk Accords. Ponomarev was the only State Duma member to vote against the accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation in the 2014 Crimean crisis and now lives full time in Kyiv. Their discussion will cover future scenarios for Eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Russia and the broader Eastern Neighbourhood.

The conversation will be moderated by journalist and critical thinker Artemy Troitsky. 

13:00-13:30 – Registration and light lunch
13:30-13:40 – Opening remarks
13:40-14:30 – Panel discussion
14:30-15:00 – Q&A

Voices of Russia is a discussion series by Open Estonia Foundation, which covers social and political aspects in Russia with well-known Russian scholars, prominent members of society and human rights activists. The aim of the discussions is to introduce different positions of Russian reality and showcase opinions that are not covered by official Russian media outlets. The series has so far featured human rights activists Liudmilla Alexeyeva, Valeria Novodvorskaya and Lev Ponomaryov, satirist Viktor Shenderovich, TV journalist Leonid Parfyonov,sociologist Alexey Levinson,  journalist Evgeniya Albats, writer Vladimir Voinovich, journalist Andrey Loshak, opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza and others.

Registration until May 31 at
NB! The discussion will be held in English.
Additional information: Jete Aljasmäe ; +372 6155700
Media inquiries: Mari Roonemaa ; + 372 56454598