Putin and His Russia, 1.30 at the Marin Chapter of the World Affairs Council


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Putin and His Russia, 1.30 at the Marin Chapter of the World Affairs Council

  1. 1. Russia Marin Chapter and Dominican University of CA JANUARY 30 THURSDAY Putin and His Russia Andrei Tsygankov, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, San Francisco State University Since reassuming Russia’s presidency in 2012, Vladimir Putin has ruthlessly expanded his power at home and abroad. Young activists like Alexei Navalny, charging the Putin regime with widespread corruption, have developed a following. However, most of their fellow citizens seem content with Putin’s authoritarian rule and with the profitable economy he has developed, based almost entirely on the exploitation of Russian natural resources. Putin has aggressively pursued Russian objectives abroad, with little concern for international public opinion (e.g., his detention of Greenpeace protesters), and in Syria, has openly defied the United States and forced Washington to compromise with Russian objectives. He seems likely to remain one of the most powerful men in the world for years to come. Educated at Moscow State University and the University of Southern California, Andrei Tsygankov has published extensively in leading academic journals and authored many books on Russia, most recently, “Russia and the West, from Alexander to Putin.” Pre-paid reservations required for guaranteed seating. Dinner reservations required by Monday, January 27. This program is co-sponsored by the Marin Chapter of the United Nations Association. Dinner & Program Council & UNA Members: $30 Non-members: $35 Students & Dom. Staff: $30 Dessert & Program Council & UNA Members: $6 Non-members: $9 Dominican Staff: $6 Students: Free Reception: 6:30 PM Dinner: 7:00 PM Dessert: 7:30 PM Program: 7:50 PM Dominican University Caleruega Dining Hall Creekside Room Magnolia at Palm Ave. San Rafael, CA For reservations, visit the Council’s website at www.worldaffairs.org or call 415.293.4601