Legislative Elections in the Russian Federation

Kursnummer: 112021on

Europe 2021 Avoiding electoral surprises
Part 28: Legislative Elections in the Russian Federation: Does the Duma  determine internal policies and foreign affairs?

When: 9 September 2021, 9:00-10:30 CEST, 10:00-11:30, Moscow Time Zone
Where: Concordia Cloud

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Registration deadline: 8 September 2021, at noon.

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Cooperation project with the representation of the European Commission in Austria.



Konstantin Gaaze is a Russian sociologist and political journalist. His professional experience encompasses numerous positions: political adviser to the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, columnist for the Russian edition of Newsweek, researcher for Carnegie Moscow Centre, lecturer at Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, to mention a few. Currently, Gaaze hosts  one of the most popular Meduza podcasts. Gaaze’s research focuses on the functioning of the Russian political system and bureaucratic structures.  Based in Moscow.

Tatiana Romanova is an Associate Professor at St. Petersburg State University. Her research focuses on the EU-Russian economic and political relations, Russian foreign policy, energy markets and security, Green Deal, and sanctions. Romanova has published numerous books and articles on the EU- Russia relations. Based in Saint Petersburg.


The Russian Federation holds legislative elections from 17 to 19 September 2021. Numerous potential candidates have been barred from participating. Some have been detained. Is there going to be an opposition in the Duma? Does it matter who sits in the Duma? Who represents voters’ concerns? Does foreign policy, especially the EU-Russia relations, depend on the Duma?

Concept and Moderation

Mirjana Tomić


Brief presentations followed by a live Q@A.

Target Groups

Austria-based journalists, thinktank analysts and academics. International media and analysts are welcome.

Further Questions

For additional information about the session, contact Mirjana Tomic, seminar curator, mirjana.tomic@fjum-wien.at, or call 0676 365 26 93

09.09.202109:00 - 10:30
kostenlos. Anmeldung erforderlich. (1 fjum_Punkt)
Tatiana Romanova, Konstantin Gaaze
Online via Webex