Primakov Readings

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The International Primakov Readings Forum took place November 29-30, 2016, in commemoration of Yevgeny Primakov. In his address to the Forum, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin argued that Primakov had succeeded in predicting the events unfolding in today’s world, especially in the Middle East.

State Duma 2016 Conference

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On September 8, 2016 ISEPR Foundation and Rethinking Russia held the International Conference “State Duma 2016”. The event was devoted to the upcoming parliamentary elections in Russia, which will take place on September 18.

Rethinking Russia at a Meeting With Sergey Lavrov

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Director of the International Analytical Center Rethinking Russia Yan Vaslavskiy took part in the annual meeting of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with representatives of Russian NGOs. During the event, the Foreign Minister and the guests discussed the current state and prospects of cooperation, including the contribution to improving the efficiency of Russia’s foreign policy that NGO’s can make, as well as facilitating the work of NGOs of the Ministry abroad.

Rethinking Russia International Conference: A Unique Chance for Expert Dialogue

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Rethinking Russia International Conference took place in Moscow on March 14, 2016. The event was organized by Rethinking Russia International Analytical Centre and ISEPR Foundation. The conference gathered prominent Russian and foreign delegates. It allowed not only to maintain but also to significantly intensify expert dialogue on acute global problems, contemporary Russia, its relations with foreign partners, and the country’s perception abroad both in professional circles and among general public. We are happy to present to you a collection of speeches delivered by the participants of the event.

The All-Russia People’s Front as an Instrument of Direct Democracy

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The All-Russia People’s Front (ONF) held the “Action Forum” in Yoshkar-Ola on April 25 that was attended by President Vladimir Putin. Participants of the Forum discussed topics ranging from the quality of life to the state of the country’s social services, however, the issue covered most extensively was the effectiveness of budget spending in Russia.

Rethinking Russia at the International Studies Association Convention

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International Analytical Center Rethinking Russia took part in the 67th convention of the International Studies Association that took place in Atlanta on March 16-18. This year’s event brought together as many as 5,500 researchers from around the world and has become the most representative in the history of the Association. The section on post-Communist states gathered over 200 scholars from the USA, Europe, Russia and other countries.

Rethinking Russia International Conference

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An international conference Rethinking Russia, organized by the Rethinking Russia Think Tank and the Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies Foundation (ISEPR), was held in Moscow on March 14. The conference was attended by two dozen Russian and foreign experts in political science, sociology, economics, and law, including ISEPR Director Dmitriy Badovskiy, French statesman Ivan Blot and others. The event grabbed the headlines in mainstream Russian and foreign media.