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On 7th of May 2000, the young & prospective V.V. Putin was first elected as the President of Russia, being known as the legitimate successor of B. Yeltsin, first president after the fall of the Soviet Union. The ex vice-mayor of St. Petersburg with working experience as an FSB (Russian secret services) agent in Germany and then the head of this institution got to be a new leader for a new Russia in a new millennium, as he promised. What happened in the last 18 years, how did he achieve total power in his state and how does that influence the world order? These are the questions that will be answered at a public lecture, organized by the Eastern European Students Association on the 7th of May 2018.

Within the lecture, you will be presented with an accurate perspective on Putin’s path to the supreme leader of the biggest country in the world. This path was marked by allegations of abusive use of power, corruption within the central & local authorities, crimes against the opposition representatives and many other negative points. How does Putin maintain his power despite the growing poverty and weakening the global role of Russia? Doesn’t Russia have people to question his authority? – Yes, there are and you will find out about them and their stories.

The speaker of this public lecture is Adrian Plesca, EUR student raised in the Republic of Moldova with a large experience in analysing and monitoring modern Russia with a focus on: civil rights abuses, Russian institutions, corruption, opposition stances, Russia’s role in the neighboring region. His writing: “Fearless peoples’ Russia” reveals the stories of several Russian civic activists that were arrested for protests or for criticizing the government, was published in several international publications.

PRICE: The public lecture is FREE OF CHARGE.

LOCATION: EUR campus. To be announced.

There is reserved time for questions from the audience and an entertaining LOGIC QUIZ with ‘Russian presents’ on the topic of corruption at the end of the session.

*DISCLAIMER* EESA does not associate itself to any of the views or opinions expressed during this public lecture.

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