Russia in the 21st century can easily be termed “Putin’s Russia” so far, as Vladimir Putin has been in power since the year 2000. Following two terms as president, he ruled the country for one term as prime minister, together with president Dmitri Medvedev.
After changes in the Russian constitution and presidential elections held this month, Putin has won his old job back, this time for a 6 year term. Putin’s party United Russia won the parliamentary elections last December. But the victories of 2011/2012 have been by far the least convincing in Putin’s era.
Unprecedented protests against the results of these elections have flooded the streets of Moscow.
Is Russia headed for a change?
When: Monday 19 March, 2:00-3:00pm
Venue: Lecture theatre H7, Menzies Building (bldg 11), Monash University Clayton campus
Tereza Vorlová is a graduate of Russian and Eastern European studies at Charles University in Prague, and studied in the UK, the USA and Russia. Her main research areas include current Russia and the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Cold War, Russia-EU relations, Belarus and its relations with Russia and the EU. Tereza teaches at Charles University, where she is researching a PhD on cultural diplomacy of contemporary Russia, USA and Australia.
Tereza is Head of the international projects department at European Development Agency, Prague, working on international cooperation projects in adult education, innovation, and sustainable development.
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