Patriotism. A project by Misha Friedman and IMR

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova: How Corruption Threatens the Eastern Partnership

On July 28, the Legatum Institute and the Institute of Modern Russia will present three papers on the transition issues of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. The event will take place at the National Endowment for Democracy’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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The Legatum Institute To Launch a Report on Corruption in Ukraine

On July 17, the Legatum Institute will host a presentation of Oliver Bullough’s forthcoming report titled “Looting Ukraine: the East, the West and the Corruption of a country.” This report is published in partnership with the Institute of Modern Russia and will also be launched at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC on 28 July 2014.

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They Chose Freedom: The Story of Soviet Dissidents. Film Screening and Discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky (London)

On June 3, 2014, in London, Pushkin House and the Institute of Modern Russia will present the English-language version of They Chose Freedom, a documentary film on the history of the Soviet dissident movement. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky, one of the leading Soviet-era dissidents.

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IMR to host panel on Russian patriotism at the ASN Convention

On April 26, the Institute of Modern Russia will host a panel titled “The meaning of patriotism in post-Soviet Russia” at the World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) at Columbia University.

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Putin and the Oligarch to Be Presented in Washington, DC

On April 22, Richard Sakwa, professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent, will present his forthcoming book titled Putin and the Oligarch: The Khodorkovsky-Yukos Affair in Washington, DC. The event is sponsored by the Institute of Modern Russia.

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“Saving the Honor of Russia”: Film on Soviet Dissidents Presented in London

On March 24, the Institute of Modern Russia and the Legatum Institute co-hosted the London screening of They Chose Freedom, a documentary film on the Soviet dissident movement. The panelists, who included the legendary Soviet-era dissident Vladimir Bukovsky, discussed both the history and the present-day challenges of standing up for human rights and freedom in Russia.

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They Chose Freedom: The Story of Soviet Dissidents. Film Screening and Discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky (London)

On March 24, 2014, in London, the Institute of Modern Russia and the Legatum Institute will present the English-language version of They Chose Freedom, a documentary film on the history of the Soviet dissident movement. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky, one of the leading Soviet-era dissidents.

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VIDEO: IMR Discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky

On February 11, in New York City, the Institute of Modern Russia and the Harriman Institute held a screening of They Chose Freedom, a documentary film on the history of the Soviet dissident movement. Below is the video recording of the discussion with one of the film’s participants, legendary Soviet-era dissident and writer Vladimir Bukovsky, and with the film’s author, Vladimir Kara-Murza.

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They Chose Freedom: Film Screenings and Discussions with Vladimir Bukovsky

On February 11 and 13, the Institute of Modern Russia organized two screenings of the documentary film They Chose Freedom. The screenings were followed by a discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky, one of the leading Soviet-era dissidents.

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IMR Holds Conference on Corruption in the Sochi Olympics

On January 30, the Institute of Modern Russia (IMR) held a conference entitled “Olympic Abuses: Russia Before the Sochi Games” at the National Press Club in Washington DC. At this forum, which featured representatives of the Russian opposition, IMR launched its new interactive online guide to corruption in the Sochi Olympics.

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