Russia in Motion - Ambitions, Capabilities, and the Search for Identity

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations Prague organized the conference Russia in Motion Ambitions, Capabilities, and the Search for Identity.

10. 6. 2014 (9:30)

This content is not up to date The Mirror Hall and the Oriental Lounge, the Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

The role of Russia within the international community has been widely discussed in recent months, with the contemporary international crises underlining the importance of the matter. Therefore the aim of the conference is to offer educated and independent views of high-profile Russian experts that would help us to understand the current situation and current trends. The speakers and topics should shed more light on the political, economic and societal development of Russia, its attitudes towards Europe and the USA as well as civil society and freedom of speech, and the media landscape in the Russian Federation.

Russia in Motion Ambitions, Capabilities, and the Search for Identity Programme:

9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 12:00 Trends in the Russian Society: Internal Development and Foreign Policy Ambitions

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Chair: Petr Kratochvíl, Director, Institute of International Relations, Prague

  • Konstantin von Eggert, freelance journalist and analyst, formerly editor-in-chief at Radio Kommersant and BBC Russia
  • Boris Grozovski, economist and editor, Vedomosti.ru, Forbes Russia
  • Alexander Morozov, editor-in-chief, Russian Journal Magazine
  • Nikolay Petrov, Professor at the Higher School of Economics, analyst, formerly of the Carnegie Moscow Center
  • Natalia Zubarevich, Professor at Moscow State University, economist and analyst, Independent Institute for Social Policy

12:00 – 13:30 Buffet lunch

13:30 – 14:45 TWO PARALLEL SEMINARS

13:30 – 14:45 The Mirror Hall: The Media in Russia: Perspectives of an Uneasy Relation

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Chair: Petr Kratochvíl, Director, Institute of International Relations, Prague

  • Alexander Morozov, editor-in-chief, Russian Journal Magazine
  • Konstantin von Eggert, freelance journalist and analyst, formerly editor-in-chief at Radio Kommersant and BBC Russia
  • Václav Lídl, Analyst at Association for International Affairs
  • Ondřej Soukup, journalist, Hospodářské noviny, Prague

13:30 – 14:45 The Oriental Lounge: The Economy of Russia: Structural, Quantitative and Qualitative Challenges and the Role of Russia in the World Economy

Chair: Michael Romancov, Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague

  • Boris Grozovski, economist and editor, Vedomosti.ru, Forbes Russia
  • Nikolay Petrov, Professor at the Higher School of Economics, analyst, formerly of the Carnegie Moscow Center
  • Natalia Zubarevich, Professor at Moscow State University, economist and analyst, Independent Institute for Social Policy
  • Martin Janíčko, economist, Moody's Analytics
  • Karel Svoboda, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague


You can download the programme here.

Working language: English

You can download the conference report here.

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