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MOSCOW | Brief: "PostCrimean Russia between two elections: risks and challenges" by A. Kolesnikov, Carnegie Moscow Center

  • 12 Oct 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Mamaison All-Suites Spa Hotel Pokrovka hotel (Moscow, Pokrovka st. 40, Building 2)


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"PostCrimean Russia between two elections: risks and challenges"

By Andrei Kolesnikov, Senior Associate at Carnegie Moscow Center

Dear CERBA Members and Friends,

We would like to inform you that we are continuing the series of CERBA Breakfast Briefs with Carnegie Institute. On October 12th, we invite you to attend the Breakfast Brief with Andrei Kolesnikov, Senior Associate at Carnegie Moscow Center, with the presentation titled "Post Crimean Russia between two elections: risks and challenges".

In his presentation, Mr. Kolesnikov will summarize the current internal political situation in Russia and analyze the most probable trends of its future development. He will cover the role of the recently held RF State Duma elections in shaping that situation, and its influence on the upcoming Presidential Elections in 2018. Mr. Kolesnikov then will highlight how both elections will define the parameters for the post-2018 political cycle. In other words, in his presentation Mr. Kolesnikov will demonstrate how Russian government has managed to mold Russian politics to fit both current realities and the regime’s broader goals, and provide an overview of the potential Russian policy developments to, and beyond, 2018.

DATE: Wednesday, October 12.

TIME: 09:00 am – 11:00 am

LOCATION: Mamaison All-Suites Spa Hotel Pokrovka hotel (Pokrovka st. 40, Building 2)

ADMISSION: 1500 RUB/person, payable directly to the hotel.


RSVP: [email protected]


09:00 - 09:30     Registration, Networking

09:30 - 09:50     Breakfast

09:50 - 10:20     Presentation by Andrei Kolesnikov

10:20 - 10:45     Questions and Answers

10:45 - 11:00     Closing words by Nathan Hunt, CERBA Moscow Chair

Speaker’s BIO:

Andrei Kolesnikov is a senior associate and the chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. His research focuses on the major trends shaping Russian domestic politics, with particular focus on the fallout from the Ukraine crisis and ideological shifts inside Russian society.

Kolesnikov also works with the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy and is a frequent contributor for Vedomosti,, and He sits on the board of the Yegor Gaidar Foundation and is a member of the Committee of Civil Initiatives (the Alexei Kudrin Committee).

Kolesnikov has worked for a number of leading Russian publications. He previously was the managing editor of Novaya Gazeta newspaper and served as deputy editor in chief of Izvestia and The New Times.

Kolesnikov has taught courses on journalism and modern media at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

He has won numerous journalism awards, including the Russian Golden Quill (Zolotoye Pero Rossii) Award, the Adam Smith Prize, and the Federal Press Agency Award.

Kolesnikov is author of several books, including a biography of Anatoly Chubais and an analysis of how speechwriters have impacted history.