Past eventMembersUnder 35s Forum

Crimea's New Ethnic Politics

19 May 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Chatham House, London


Dr Denis Krivosheev, Deputy Programme Director, Europe & Central Asia, Amnesty International
Nick Sturdee, Director, Unreported World
Marcel Theroux, Journalist and Presenter, Unreported World
Chair: Angus MacQueen, Filmmaker



In March 2014, Russian forces seized Crimea from Ukraine in a move that was condemned internationally but welcomed by many in Crimea’s Russian majority community. A team from Channel 4’s Unreported World will show their upcoming film, Miss Crimea, which follows a young Crimean Tatar competing in the Miss Crimea beauty contest and examines how the Crimean Tatar community has been affected by the Russian takeover. Against this backdrop, the panel will explore how the issue of ethnicity has become more politically charged since the annexation and the impact that this has had on ordinary citizens from different ethnic groups.

This is an Under 35s Forum event. The event will be followed by a reception.

The event is held in association with Channel 4.