Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics: Power and Resistance

February 14, 2018 - 12:30 pm

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC


Welcome and Introduction

Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council
Framing Remarks:

Dr. Alexandra Yatsyk
Co-Editor, Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics: Power and Resistance;
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies 

Uppsala University

Book Discussion:

Dr. Henry Hale
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Co-Director, Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia, Elliott School of International Affairs 
 The George Washington University
Mr. Vladimir Kara-Murza
Chairman, Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom
Vice Chairman, Open Russia

Mr. David Kramer
Senior Fellow, Vaclav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs
Florida International University
Dr. Kateryna Smagliy
Kennan Institute Kyiv Office
Moderated by:

Ms. Melinda Haring
 Editor, UkraineAlert
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council and the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies for a book discussion on Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics: Power and Resistance.

On the night of February 27, 2015, an unknown assailant shot and killed Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov directly outside the Kremlin walls in Moscow. Despite an official investigation into the murder, three years later his death remains shrouded in suspicion. Some suspect Russian authorities at least tacitly approved the assassination of Nemtsov who increasingly called attention to Russia’s involvement in the war in eastern Ukraine. A leading figure in Russian politics, from his governorship of Nizhny Novgorod to his political campaigns running against Vladimir Putin, Boris Nemtsov played a large role in Russia’s transformation in the post-Soviet era.

This event will commemorate the third anniversary of Nemtsov’s passing and convene authors of the book to discuss his legacy and impact on Russian politics.

We hope you can join us for this timely discussion.

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