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Putin's Russia : What is in the Cards?

A public lecture by Yevgenia Albats, Editor-in-Chief, The New Times (Novoye Vremya).

In December 2011, Russia witnessed some of the largest protests against authorities since Vladimir Putin came to power. In early May 2012, Putin is to be inaugurated as a new-old president for another 6-year term. He is governing in a new country in which people are beginning to demand that their leaders be held accountable. This situation creates new opportunities and dangers for Russia’s independent media. In this talk, Yevgenia Albats discusses what it is like to publish a journal that offers readers a variety of opinions and investigative reporting on current events in contemporary Russia. She also discusses the role of the Internet and social media in changing the political landscape in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and beyond.

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