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Human Rights and Dissent in Putin's Russia: A Roundtable Discussion

Event Type
Informational
Sponsor
REEEC
Location
319 Gregory Hall (810 S. Wright St., Urbana, IL 61801)
Date
Mar 21, 2024   3:30 - 5:00 pm  
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
REEEC
E-Mail
reec@illinois.edu
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On March 15-17, Russia held a presidential election, which Vladimir Putin will use to ratify his hold on power.  No anti-war candidates have been allowed to run against him.  The elections come on the heels of the death, in prison, of Alexei Navalny, a leading opposition leader and anti-corruption activist.  They also occur a little over two years since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

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