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Published on Jan 15, 2015
Please join us for a discussion with leading Russian opposition figure and State Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev on the situation in Russia and Eastern Europe, Russia’s pro-democracy opposition, and the development of U.S.-Russia relations. Ilya Ponomarev is a Social Democrat and a member of the State Duma representing the city of Novosibirsk. He was the only member of the Duma (out of 450) to vote against the Russian annexation of Crimea in February 2014. He is the chairman of the Duma’s Innovations and Venture Capital subcommittee, where he has introduced legislation to support Russia’s emerging innovation economy. Presentation by: Ilya Ponomarev, Member of the Russia State Duma Moderated by: Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director and Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS