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Focus on Russia with Anna Nemtsova and Joshua Yaffa

Event Date:

March 5, 2013 | 5:30 PM EST
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After 20 years of fading industry, rampant corruption, and no clear ideology, Russia is now on the...


Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 5, for another Talks @ Pulitzer evening. This time we focus on Russia with grantee journalists Joshua Yaffa and Anna Nemtsova, the 2012 Persephone Miel fellow.

Yaffa is a Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. He traveled to Russia to look at how a burgeoning protest movement against the rule of Vladimir Putin took hold in Moscow and then spread quickly to other major urban centers.

Nemtsova used her 2012 Persephone Miel Fellowship to focus her reporting on migration trends in Russia--from the millions of young people leaving Siberia for the more prosperous European portions of the country to others aiming for new lives in communes free from Moscow's brutal rules. Nemtsova is a Moscow-based correspondent for Newsweek magazine.

The Miel Fellowship, overseen by the Pulitzer Center in collaboration with Internews, is designed to help media professionals outside of the United States undertake more in-depth reporting in their home countries and bring their work to a broader international audience.

Light reception at 5:30 pm; remarks by Yaffa and Nemtsova begin at 6 pm, followed by a discussion.

Space is limited and RSVP required to [email protected]—specify in subject line: March 5 event.

Tuesday, March 5
Pulitzer Center
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036
Closest Metro: Dupont Circle

Remember to RSVP - space is limited!

Related Film Screening: The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will present the documentary, PUTIN'S KISS, on Wednesday, February 20 at 7 pm at the West End Cinema.

Putin's Kiss tells the story of Masha, a 19-year-old who grew up in the Putin era, on her journey through the Kremlin-created Nashi youth movement--and the change of heart that drives her to take a stand.

More information on Putin's Kiss and the screening can be found here.


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