Политический разговор в Лондоне с участием Петра Ходорковского и Павла Померанцева

Wed 09 October 2013 - 4.30pm Legatum Institute, 11 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5DW

A discussion and livestream to introduce the first in a series of papers commissioned jointly by the Legatum Institute and Institute of Modern Russia to analyse the challenges of transition in the former Soviet Union, with Pavel Khodorkovsky, Peter Pomerantsev and Anne Applebaum.With his third (de facto fourth) term well underway, Vladimir Putin continues to utilise the language and institutions of democratic capitalism to consolidate his power. Based on a paper authored by Peter Pomerantsev, the panel will discuss how this democratic façade has masked the construction of a new authoritarian model in Russia.

The appearance of free elections, free media, free civil society and free markets confounds and subdues Western criticism, while Russia’s influence in the region and in global affairs remains strong. Anne Applebaum will moderate a conversation on how this new authoritarianism works inside Russia, what it means for relationships with the West, and its impact on Russia’s 'near abroad.'

Introductory Remarks
Pavel Khodorkovsky, President, Institute of Modern Russia

Peter Pomerantsev, Journalist, Producer, Author

Anne Applebaum, Director of Global Transitions, Legatum Institute 

About the Speakers
Peter Pomerantsev is a British TV producer, author and journalist. For many years, he sold British programmes to the Russian TV industry. His articles have been published in the Daily BeastOpenDemocracy and the London Review of Books

Pavel Khodorkovsky founded the Institute of Modern Russia in 2010 to continue the work his father Mikhail Khodorkovsky began through the Open Russia Foundation. IMR is committed to strengthening respect for human rights, the rule of law, and civil society in Russia, and to promoting a principles-based approach to relations between the West and Russia, and Russia’s integration into the community of democracies.

Anne Applebaum is the Director of Global Transitions at the Legatum Institute. She is also a columnist for theWashington Post and Slate, and the author of several books, including Gulag: A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction as well as other awards.

Discussion and livestream 16:30 - 18:00 followed by a drinks reception.
Venue: Legatum Institute, 11 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5DW
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