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Russia, Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus: Instability and Migration of Values

Portcullis House, London


Katia Glod, Robert Bosch Fellow 2012, Chatham House
Orysia Lutsevych, Robert Bosch Fellow 2012, Chatham House; Consultant, EU-Russia Centre; Adviser, Westminster Foundation for Democracy
George Mchedlishvili, Robert Bosch Fellow 2013, Chatham House; Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Georgia, Tbilisi
Anna Munster, Robert Bosch Fellow 2013; Independent Consultant
Host: Chris Bryant MP
Chair: James Nixey, Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House


This parliamentary discussion, hosted by Chris Bryant MP, will examine social and political developments in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space.

The region, and Russia above all, has not tuned out as many expected in 1991. Dangers of instability include war, civil unrest and Islamic fundamentalism. Furthermore, there is the possibility that, rather than Western values migrating east, 'wild' post-Soviet 1990s values are migrating west. These trends may have significant implications both for the development of the region itself, and for the EU and the UK.

Four experts from across the region, all Robert Bosch Visiting Fellows at Chatham House, will deliver five-minute presentations addressing the following issues:

  • Protest in Russia
  • Transnational Islamic Networks in Russia
  • Civil Society in the Post-Soviet Region
  • Why the South Caucasus Matters

This event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Attendance is by invitation only. Please note this event will be held at Portcullis House, Westminster.