Civil Society and Power in Russia: Who Wins and When?
Irina Yasina, Civil Society Activist
The speaker will argue that as in most post-Soviet countries, civil society in Russia remains weak. Public knowledge of civil society activities is limited and NGOs have little access to the media to promote their work. The Kremlin's traditionally wary attitude towards non-governmental actors has recently toughened, as demonstrated by the closure of USAID offices in Russia and the so-called 'Foreign Agents Law'. Irina Yasina will discuss recent developments in Russian civil society and how civic activists could adapt to the changing political environment.
Attendance is by invitation only.