On the 18th of March, the presidential election will take place in Russia in what is expected to be a superior win for sitting President Vladimir Putin. With the former KGB-agent having ruled the country in different positions ever since Yeltsin somewhat surprisingly chose him as his successor in 1999, many would argue the election is rigged. Others see it as an important opportunity to openly critique the ruling party and pave the way for change in Russia.
In the wake of this controversial event, the Uppsala Association of Foreign Affairs welcomes you to join us as citizens of our powerful Neighbor in the East cast their vote.
We will be joined by Alexandra Lebedava, Masters student and Doctorate in Russian Administrative Law, who will explain the electoral system and how it affects the political landscape in Russia. We will also serve the traditional Russian soup borsjtj and test our knowledge about Russia in a quiz – all in good company.
Time: To be announced
Place: UF Office, Ekonomikum. (Having trouble finding us? Call 0707424504)
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. A one-year membership can be purchased at the event for 100 SEK.
In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.