Lecture | January 22, 2024 | Magdeburg | Civil War or Great Power: A Forecast of Russia’s Future

The Friedrich Friesen Foundation cordially invites you to a lecture evening with the economist of the MIWI-Institute Yuri Kofner. The topic of the lecture is: “Civil War or Great Power: A Forecast of Russia’s Future”. The event will take place on Monday, January 22, 2024, in Magdeburg. The exact venue will be announced after registration.

Admission from 18:30. Start of the lecture at 19:00, followed by a discussion round.

Registration: Participation in the event is only possible by telephone. Interested parties are asked to register by calling +49 1525 1375603.

Content of the lecture

The question whether Russia will break up in a civil war or can rise again to become a regional superpower is of great importance for Germany and will be examined in the lecture by Jurij Kofner. Kofner, a proven expert, who will not rely on gut feelings, media doomsday scenarios or one-sided viewpoints. Instead, he will draw on empirical findings and analyse economic, demographic and socio-political factors in particular in order to provide a well-founded assessment of Russia’s future.

About the speaker

Yuri Christopher Kofner, a Russian-German, is an outstanding expert on Russian conditions. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and experience as head of a research department for Eurasian economic integration at the Higher School of Economics (HSE), Kofner has a deep insight into the topic. Between 2015 and 2020, he was also a research assistant at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna (IIASA), where he supervised a research project on a common economic space from Lisbon to Vladivostok. He is the founder of the AfD-affiliated MIWI Institute for Market Integration and Economic Policy.

Friedrich Friesen Foundation

The Friedrich-Friesen-Stiftung e.V. (FFS) is the non-profit and party-affiliated state foundation of the state association of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Saxony-Anhalt. It is based in Magdeburg, operates in the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt and promotes the idea of liberal conservatism. The purpose of the foundation is to impart knowledge about liberal conservative values and their development opportunities in relation to all areas of society. Particular attention is paid to political education. The foundation is committed to the preservation and further development of civil liberties, the historically evolved order, democratic participation, the promotion of the democratic state and the identity of the German nation on the basis of its humanistic German heritage. It deals academically with questions of culture, politics, history and the rule of law and also promotes education, popular and vocational training, including student support.

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