EESP Lecture: Russia's Parliamentary Elections

Event information


Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 12 PM - 1 PM | Free Live Webinar

From September 17-19, Russians will “vote” for their next parliament. Riddled with fraud and manipulation in the past, the elections this year are likely to be no better. The main opposition leader, Aleksei Navalny sits in prison, disqualified from running, while most of his associates and other government critics are barred from running, too. United Russia, the party in power, is increasingly unpopular, however, and will have a tough time getting a “respectable” showing.

Guest Speaker:

ImageVladimir Kara-Murza
Russian democracy activist, politician, author, and filmmaker.

He was a longtime colleague of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and chairs the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom.


ImageGolfo Alexopoulos
Professor and Director of the Institute on Russia, USF

ImageDavid J. Kramer
Director of the European & Eurasian Studies Program, FIU


This event is organized by the European and Eurasian Studies Program at FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Institute on Russia at USF’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Co-sponsor: Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series