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Briefing: the State of Russia: What Comes Next?

Join the noted economic and political analyst Maria Lipman and Nikolay Petrov, Professor of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, as well as the director of the regional program of the Independent Institute for Social PolicyNatalya Zubarevich,  for an essential early evening briefing on emerging trends in Russia in the economy and foreign policy, society and ideology.  The latest collection of essays and analysis on Russian development scenarios edited by Lipman and Petrov, The State of Russia: What Comes Next? is published by Palgrave.

This event will be chaired by Arkady Ostrovsky.

6pm: talk and Q&A; 7.15pm approx: drinks; 8pm close.  

The evening will be held in Russian.

Maria Lipman is an independent political analyst based in Moscow.  She was until recently editor-in-chief of the Russian journal Pro et Contra and chair of the Society and Regions Program of the Carnegie Moscow Center.  From 2001 to 2003 she was deputy editor-in-chief of the Russian weekly magazine Еженедельный журнал and from 1995 to 2001 she was deputy editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine Итоги.



Nikolay Petrov teaches regional politics at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.  Until 2013 he chaired the Russian Regional Monitoring Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.  From 1982 to 2006 he worked at the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences.  He served as chief organizer of the Analysis and Forecast Division of the Supreme Soviet (1991-2), adviser and analyst to the Russian Presidential Administration (1994-5), and as a scholar at the Kennan Institute for Advance Russian Studies (1993-4) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (1994).  He took his PhD at Moscow State University.  He is widely published.

Natalya Zubarevich is director of the regional program of the Independent Institute for Social Policy (Moscow). She is specialist in the field of socio-economic development of regions, social and political geography. She is the author, co-writer and scientific editor of several monographs, including: "Social Development of Regions of Russia: Problems and Trends in transition" (2007, 2005 and 2003), "Russia regions: the social space in which we live?" (2005); "The region as a subject of politics and social relations" (2000).

Arkady Ostrovsky is a Russian-born, British journalist who has spent fifteen years reporting from Moscow, first for the Financial Times and then as a bureau chief for The Economist. He studied Russian theatre history in Moscow and holds a PhD in English Literature from Cambridge University. His translation of Tom Stoppard's trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, has been published and staged in Russia.




Tickets include drinks.