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'PUTIN - Up Close and Personal: Reminiscences of a Bradford Professor at Valdai'

Published: Wed 19 Mar 2014

On Wednesday, 5 March 2014, Professor John Russell gave a seminar on: 'PUTIN - Up Close and Personal: Reminiscences of a Bradford Professor at Valdai'

In September 2013 Professor Russell was invited to attend the prestigious Valdai Discussion Club in Russia. The high-profile conference featured the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. In his presentation, Professor Russell shared his impressions of the Valdai proceedings linking those to the impact of the Sochi Olympics and the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine. The slides of his presentation can be found here:

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About the Presenter:

John Russell is Emeritus Professor of Russian and Security Studies, Division of Peace Studies, University of Bradford. He is an author of the book Chechnya: Russia's 'War on Terror' (2007). John has published widely on the Chechen conflict, East-West relations, politics and history of Russia/former Soviet bloc and Eurasian regional security. He was appointed Head of Peace Studies in 2010. He retired in 2012 and is currently working on a book on Chechnya's young leader – Ramzan Kadyrov.

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