Dr. Angela Stent, professor of Government and Foreign
Service and Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European
Studies at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service joined us for a
discussion on the results of the Russian presidential election. Russian
citizens will go to the polls to choose amongst four presidential candidates.
Most analysts agree that current Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who has
Vladimir Putin’s support, will be elected. Will the election signal a change,
or will it be seen as a continuation of Putin’s policies? How will it affect
Russia’s economy, energy sector, and relationship with NATO? What will the
outcome mean for United States policy toward Russia?
The following links to news articles on the Russian elections will take you outside of Stimson’s website:
•NYTimes– “Putin Protégé Secures Election Victory”
•Washington Post– “Putin’s Chosen Successor, Medvedev, Elected in Russia”