Why Putin's Russia?

Elena Zhemkova, Grigory Shvedov, Mykola Riabchuk, Natalie Nougayrède

On 1 February 2023, the Rafael del Pino Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Government of Spain, CIDOB and the European Commission organised the face-to-face dialogue entitled: "Why Putin's Russia? Unfinished business in post-Soviet times", with the participation of Elena Zhemkova, Memorial, Nobel Peace Prize 2022, Co-Founder and Executive Director; Grigory Shvedov, Memorial, Nobel Peace Prize 2022, Patron and Director of the information agency MEMO.RU, and Mykola Riabchuk, member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The meeting was moderated by Natalie Nougayrède, former Editor-in-Chief of Le Monde. The event was attended by the heads of the other two 2022 Nobel laureate organisations, Oleksandra Romantsova, Executive Director of the Center for Civil Liberties from Ukraine and Natalia Satsumkevich, Director of the Viasna Human Rights Centre in Belarus.

 

The Rafael del Pino Foundation is not responsible for the comments, opinions or statements made by the people who participate in its activities and which are expressed as a result of their inalienable right to freedom of expression and under their sole responsibility. The contents included in the summary of this conference, written for the Rafael del Pino Foundation by Professor Emilio González, are the result of the debates held at the meeting held for this purpose at the Foundation and are the responsibility of the authors.

The Rafael del Pino Foundation is not responsible for any comments, opinions or statements made by third parties. In this respect, the FRP is not obliged to monitor the views expressed by such third parties who participate in its activities and which are expressed as a result of their inalienable right to freedom of expression and under their own responsibility. The contents included in the summary of this conference, written for the Rafael del Pino Foundation by Professor Emilio J. González, are the result of the discussions that took place during the conference organised for this purpose at the Foundation and are the sole responsibility of its authors.

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